ECSPC initiatives are made possible through donations to the Eckerd College Innovation Fund, sponsorships by individuals and organizations, contributions from Community Affiliates Program members, and through program-specific grant opportunities.
Community Affiliates Program
Our Community Affiliates Program is an opportunity for local businesses, governments and nonprofits to engage with us, advance a shared mission, and collaborate on projects and programs. This program advance’s our mission to address real-time problems facing the greater Tampa Bay area, while also building a cohort of community leaders who share a common social mission.
Affiliates are more than partners.
Every two years, we will identify and invite at least two organizations across each of our four areas of community impact to become community affiliates.
Affiliates agree to engage with our campus in the areas of:
- Faculty collaborations
- Providing learning internship opportunities
- Hosting two current Eckerd College student interns a year
- Participating in campus- and community-based events
Community affiliates co-create their own engagement goals with our center directors. Each affiliate will have the opportunity to propose a specific problem they would like to work with us to address and will receive the benefits of a relationship with a senior adviser.
Affiliates become a part of the Eckerd Community. Community affiliates are permitted to use the Eckerd College campus for events or community gatherings and are encouraged to attend other community events on campus as appropriate.
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ECSPC community partners are Tampa Bay community organizations with existing relationships with Eckerd College without whom much of the work that our students do in the community would not be possible.
- Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC)
- Academy Prep Centers for Education
- African People’s Education & Defense Fund (UHURU)
- American Victory Ship and Museum
- Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT)
- Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
- Beth-El Farmworker’s Ministry
- Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
- CASA-Community Action Stops Abuse
- Coalition for Immokalee Workers/ Student Farmworker Alliance
- Community Tampa Bay
- Creative Clay
- Dali Museum
- Daystar Life Center
- Edible Peace Patch Project
- Empath Health
- Families Learning Together Literacy Program (UMCM)
- Family Resources
- Feeding St. Pete
- Feeding Tampa Bay
- First Presbyterian Church
- Florida Holocaust Museum
- Friends of Strays
- Girls Inc of Pinellas
- Grand Central District Neighborhood Project
- Great Explorations Children’s Museum
- Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
- Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County
- Hispanic Leadership Council
- Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
- Journeys into Journalism
- Keep Pinellas Beautiful
- Lealman and Asian Neighborhood Family Center
- Metro Inclusive Health
- Neighborly Care Network
- One Community Grocery Co-Op
- Pinellas County Schools College & Career Center
- The St. Pete Greenhouse
- St. Pete PAL – Police Athletic League
- St. Pete Youth Farm
- St. Vincent de Paul CARES
- Soothe Our Souls
- Sunken Gardens
- Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition
- Tampa Bay Estuary Program
- Tampa Bay Watch
- Westminster Communities of Florida (Shores, Suncoast and Palm Communities)
- YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg
- ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Assistant Professor of Biology Jeff Goessling and Eckerd College student researchers are using reptiles to investigate the effects of habitat change with one of our community partners, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.