For St. Pete Expo


Habitat for Humanity helps low-income people and families achieve homeownership in partnership with the community of Pinellas County.
Boley Centers is a not-for-profit that specializes in serving those with mental disabilities, homeless individuals, Veterans and disconnected youth.
This organization was established in 1982 with sights set on promoting homeownership opportunities to the low and moderate income households of Clearwater.
The City of St. Petersburg’s Neighborhood Affairs and Community Development department works to oversee and improve neighborhoods with a network of associations and initiatives to connect the city.

Targeted Job Creation

CareerEdge partners directly with employees to pinpoint their needs and identify any gaps to be filled. On the opposite end, they assist individuals to enter the workforce and find careers that match their goals.
G2 Design is a St. Petersburg based architecture firm. Their philosophy is that buildings can serve as a cross-over medium between people, culture, and nature.
St. Pete Works is a collaborative project that brings together employers, local agencies and community-based organizations to provide sustainable employment options in the Community Redevelopment Area.
CareerSource Pinellas fosters economic development by connecting the needs of businesses and job seekers. They provide comprehensive workforce development services in one place for the advancement of the community.

Entrepreneurial Growth

GIVVN was initially designed to assist in better serving the needs of the homeless requesting assistance via their Facebook page. Today, GIVVN is an AI fundraising platform for non-profits that includes chatbots, custom donation pages and CRM.
Tampa Bay Innovation Center’s goal is to accelerate entrepreneurial success. TBIC connects companies just starting with capital and business coaching to succeed.
Inclusive St. Pete is a new partnership forged by The 2020 Plan, the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) and a host of partners to expand supplier diversity efforts in St. Petersburg. The initiative was announced in November 2019.

Districts and Corridors

Sarah-Jane Vatelo
Sarah has called St Pete home for 22 years and looks forward to playing a role in St Pete’s urban growth and development. She received her Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida in 2007 and her Master’s in Architecture from the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design in 2019.
StPete2050 is a city-wide conversation about ​where our city is going and what it can become over the next 30 years. They encourage community members to lend their input on the city’s future through various engagement events.
The Deuces Live, Inc has worked tirelessly in its revitalization efforts of The Deuces corridor to create a vibrant community that attracts businesses and consumers while preserving its history and heritage.
Forward Pinellas aims to provide leadership to align resources and plans that help to achieve a compelling vision for Pinellas County, the individual communities and this region. They are a land use and transportation planning agency and serve as the planning council and metropolitan planning organization for Pinellas County.

Culture and Community

Arts Conservatory for Teens serves the Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties of Florida. Their vision is to improve the quality of life for youth and teens in order to cultivate healthy, productive, and responsible citizens by engaging them in the education of performing and fine arts.
The African American Heritage Trails in St. Petersburg, Florida, are walking tours of downtown neighborhoods. Nineteen markers covering more than a dozen city blocks provide details about the history of the African American community in St. Petersburg.
Healthy St. Pete is a City of St. Petersburg initiative led by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department. The mission of Healthy St. Pete is to build a culture of health in our city by making the healthy choice the easy choice through a collaborative community effort.
The Veterans Reality Program seeks to foster inspiring and uplifting educational outcomes and effects for five of Florida’s underrepresented veterans (minorities, women, LGBT, etc.) and the Imagine Museum community.

Coordinated Education and Training

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
Urban Yoga Foundation’s vision is to unify the global community by using mindfulness yoga practices as the foundation for healthy lifestyle choices, academic endeavors, social consciousness and creative expression.
Elevating Excellence is the Pinellas County Schools initiative to provide high-achieving students and their families a personalized path to college success.
Power Design is full-service national electrical subcontractor based in St. Pete. They have done more multifamily work than any other electrical contractor in the country.

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