Hear from the students whose lives were enriched by the LEAP Tampa Bay college access programs!
Our founding partners make an impact by serving on our Vision and Leadership Councils.
Many of the fastest growing jobs in our region require education beyond high school. Yet, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau survey, Tampa Bay ranked 19th.
Tansheka is currently attending St. Petersburg College. She was born and raised in St. Petersburg and has been a lifelong resident. She has 3 children and is the caregiver for her father. She credits the financial assistance and coaching services from Complete Tampa Bay with helping keep her motivated to know that she can finish her degree. She is expected to graduate Summer 2022 from SPC with her Associate of Arts degree.
Lourdes is currently attending Hillsborough Community College to complete her Associate of Arts in Business Administration. She is a lifelong Tampa resident, and her parents are native to Haiti. During her first semester in 2017, she encountered personal barriers that impacted her ability to successfully continue her education and had to drop out. Starting in Fall 2021, she credits the assistance of her friend with the motivation to restart. Along with their assistance, Complete Tampa Bay’s coaching and financial assistance has helped her enroll in additional classes. She is expected to graduate with her degree in Summer 2023.
How You Can Help
Our success depends on the involvement of individuals and businesses throughout Tampa Bay. There are many ways to get involved, from advocating for education, to making a gift or volunteering.