Get to Know: LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network
LCAN Coverage Area: Hillsborough and Pinellas counties
LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network 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.
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- Capital Region (Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla)
- Central Florida (Orange, Osceola, and Seminole)
- Northeast Florida (Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns)
- Palm Beach
- Southwest Florida (Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, and Hendry)
- Tampa Bay (Hillsborough, Pinellas)