The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has given a $50,000 Big Idea Grant to the Open Partnership Education Network (OPEN).
OPEN uses events and speaker series to connect community thought leaders and talk about important topics like education, urban agriculture, science, research and healthy living.
With the Big Idea Grant, OPEN is establishing the “Civility Project” to connect different communities within St. Petersburg and enable them to learn from one another and collaborate on projects and events. The goal is to create and attend engaging events that discuss how to tackle challenging issues the entire St. Pete community faces.
– Wilma Norton, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay