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Gulf Coast Board Institute Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

Published: Gulf Coast is now accepting applications for our next Board Institute. The deadline to apply for this high-level governance training series for active nonprofit board members is May 17.

Introducing Our 2019 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute Class!

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation has selected 24 participants from across the region for its 2019 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute. The class members will take part in seven training sessions from late April through late June conducted by the acclaimed Leadership Development Institute of Eckerd College.

Favorable Verdict: Teen Court Helps Young People Get Back on Track

Published: The program serves as an alternative to the juvenile court system, giving teenagers who have made poor decisions a chance to keep the offense off their permanent record—a real-life “get out of jail card.”

Gulf Coast Backs Advancements on The Bay

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Bay Park Conservancy to support the transformation and activation of 53 acres of public land on Sarasota Bay. The funding will help the Bay Park Conservancy begin to implement a master plan for redeveloping the under-utilized City-owned land into...

Sarasota County Schools, Foundation, and SPRINT Partner to Bridge 'Homework Gap'

Published: Millions of high school-aged students across the country do not have access to reliable Internet at home, preventing them from being able to reach their full potential at school. Yet 70 percent of America’s school teachers assign homework to be completed online, which results in dramatically uneven outcomes among students....

Gulf Coast Supports 'Second Chances' at Teen Court

Published: Teen Court of Sarasota was the first program of its kind in the state of Florida, and now the Teen Court concept has a presence in 62 out of Florida’s 67 counties. The program serves as an alternative to the juvenile court system, giving teenagers who have made poor decisions...

Now the Work Begins on Youth Mental Health

Published: Untreated mental illness in children and young adults can devastate individuals and destroy their families. Its impact also extends throughout our community, costing us all dearly. A new study released Tuesday put that economic cost at $86 million a year here in Sarasota County. But that figure is just a piece of the full picture when it comes to the impact of mental illness.