WayPoint Homes Gives Back To The Tampa Heights Jr. Civic Association and the Community

 The Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association along with the support of Waypoint Homes, and their team of skilled professionals provided 3 successful work days in getting the Tampa Heights Youth Development Center closer to its opening celebration. Please hear the story from Waypoint Homes representative, John Raspisada, and the President of the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, Lena Young Green as they share their story on the importance on why this project matters to so many children and families in the Tampa Heights community.

Committed to Serving Young People!

The Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association (THJrCA) is a community-based after school and summer program. It is a program that provides services to youth and their families in the City of Tampa. A board made up of residents, parents, youth, service providers and businesspersons governs the association. Services range from mentoring, tutoring, computer technology, health education, character, workforce, and financial literacy development. THJrCA is committed to making sure that the young people receive services that will help them to become good citizens and community leaders Youth who participate are mostly at-risk youth from low-income families.


State of Junior Civic Association

Today Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association is facing the challenge of providing continued services to the very needy population. The demand is high; the need is great; and funding is becoming more and more limited. The association has done a good job with its past funding. It is now in need of more funding to continue the job that it has been doing over the past years. Investment in this organization means investment in the lives of those who truly need the assistance and investment where it really makes a difference.

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March for a cause!

On April 23rd at 11am, we are meeting at the Tampa Heights Youth Development & Community Center, which is itself a target of TBX, and will have to be moved from its current location if TBX is built. (The center is at 2005 N. Lamar Ave., which is at Palm Ave. and the I-275 overpass)

The march will begin at 11am, with set up beginning around 10am.

We will march near Malfunction Junction in Tampa Heights and VM Ybor, highlighting the impacts that urban highway construction and expansion has had on Tampa's urban core, and the additional harm TBX expansion will cause to neighborhoods ...still struggling to recover from FDOT's past "improvements."

The march is 1.5 miles long, about the same as the last march. It should take about 45 minutes to an hour to complete. We will include a map with descriptions of highlights along the route, so marchers can follow along as we go.

Please refer to the parking map posted in this event's discussion for where to park. Parking is free where marked, please do not block any driveways. Please carpool, or even better take the HARTline bus or bike to the event.

The event is kid and pet friendly, and we will have free refreshments and restrooms available.

We will also have yard signs, T-shirts and bumper stickers available for purchase. (This is our primary fundraising mechanism.)

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To ensure that every youth in Tampa Heights receives services to help them become strong leaders and good citizens.Learn More


Open to school age residents of Tampa Heights Community. For many children this is the only place where homework can be done.Learn More

Improving Lives

This existing program engages students in traditional school and community activities to impart critical leadership skills.Learn More

Contact Us

Tampa Heights Jr. Civic Association
P.O. Box 76093
2005 N. Lamar Ave
Tampa, Florida 33675Learn More

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