United Way Suncoast Awards Multi-Year Community Investment Funding for CSTB

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TAMPA, FL – United Way Suncoast kicked off its new fiscal year on July 1, 2022, by initiating the distribution of a three-year grant that will deliver $260,000 to CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB). The funds will be used by CSTB to support the Tampa Bay Summer Hires program, which provides paid work experience, career exploration, and leadership training services to underserved Hillsborough County youth.


“I want to thank the United Way Suncoast for their trust and support in our programs,” said John Flanagan, CSTB’s President & CEO. “I look forward to working closely with United Way Suncoast to achieve our goals and have a positive impact in our community.”


CSTB’s mission is to expand career opportunities for individuals and enable the success of all workers through comprehensive workforce solutions that meet the needs of the community.

The community investment represents a first in United Way Suncoast’s 98-year history — a three-year commitment to 88 nonprofits that will total nearly $18 million by the fiscal year 2025. In past years, United Way Suncoast issued annual grants. The new approach will empower CSTB to boost the strategic planning behind the program and grow together with United Way Suncoast.


“Our strategic community partners requested a change to multi-year funding and the reasons are clear,” United Way Suncoast CEO Jessica Muroff said. “It will create trends and allow us to measure true impact; it will reduce the strain of the application process for the partners and UWS, and it’ll strengthen our ability to tell stories and fundraise.”


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About CareerSource Tampa Bay

Programs and initiatives are sponsored by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, and fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $23,321,277.


CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 173,319 services to 37,054 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during the program year 2019-2020. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our four full-time career centers and two satellite locations, is the single largest source of job candidates in the region, from entry-level to executive-level candidates. We also work closely with all Veterans.


Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services, including recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network, to learn more, visit




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