Get to Know: Tampa Bay’s Leap

LEAP is a collective impact initiative operating under “backbone” organization Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (CFTB). CFTB is a partner and fiscal agent, which adds and manages partnerships to move work forward.  Officially launched in May 2016, LEAP was originally funded by a grant from the Lumina Foundation aimed at expanding access and success in post-secondary education particularly among adults, low-income students, students of color, and first-generation college students. To achieve this, LEAP is establishing annual goals for increasing the number of prospective college students and implementing strategies to improve their opportunities to succeed. 

    LCAN coverage area:  Hillsborough and Pinellas counties

    Website:  www.leaptampabay.org

    For more information, please contact:

    Chuck Tiernan, Director
    Director, LEAP College Access Network
    ctiernan@cftampabay.org
    Ph: 813-609-4856 

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