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FCDI Earns 2018 Top-Rated Award from Great Nonprofits

The Foundation for Community Driven Innovation is honored to receive one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2018 from GreatNonprofits! Check out some of the stories shared by those who have valued our work with FIRST teams, ROBOTICON Tampa Bay and more at our Great...

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It’s Robot Season!

FIRST Tech Challenge Team Duct Tape and FIRST LEGO League Jr. team LEGO Pros, both FCDI sponsored and mentored teams that meet at Regency Park Branch Library Makerspace, kicked off the start of their new FIRST robotics seasons with an Open House at the library on...

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Taking Action for Diversity & Inclusion

The persistent inequities across our country underscore our urgent, national need to address and alleviate racial, ethnic and other tensions and to promote diversity within our communities. As leaders of some of America’s largest corporations, we manage thousands of...

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Helping Fill the Competitiveness Gaps

In terms of opportunity for growth and improvement, the Talent driver shows no shortage of areas in which the community might choose to examine, understand, and engage. ...In terms of Outcomes, Tampa Bay performs well in the aggregate measures - migration, GRP growth...

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A Conversation with the ARM Institute’s Byron Clayton

Back in March, we invited the ARM institute to join us at the Synapse Innovation Summit, at the FCDI organized STEM Pavilion.   Our friends at PLuGHiTz Live spent some time speaking with ARM Institute CEO, Dr. Byron Clayton, who gives a great overview of the mission...

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Learning by Doing

A great article ran in FreeCodeCamp recently. Titled "How to escape tutorial purgatory as a new developer ..."   Not far behind it was a piece at Inside Higher Ed titled "Breaking through the Parchment Ceiling",a review of the book, Free Range Learning in the Digital...

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Change Starts in Our Own Communities

FCDI Executive Director Terri Willingham shared our work with the Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center, with the great crew at PLuGHiTz Live, during the FIRST Robotics Competition Orlando Regional, earlier this year.

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