University Area CDC facilities and properties will open August 10

To protect the health and safety of community members and staff, University Area CDC facilities and properties will be closed through August 9. This includes the University Area Community Center Complex, Computer Lab, Mort Park and Harvest Hope Park. All programming, including Dreamcatchers summer camps, has been suspended through this time.

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“At University Area CDC, we have been working hard to put measures in place to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. We are taking preventative actions and implementing proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of our guests, employees, donors, volunteers and the community,” stated Sarah Combs, University Area CDC CEO and executive director.

Realizing the importance that University Area CDC programs play in the lives of many of the area’s residents, the organization has developed, and continues to develop, online classes and videos to help ease the burden through this uncertain time.

Prodigy® Cultural Arts Program instructors have developed more than 40 video tutorials on the following topics: life skills, painting, drawing, dancing, bass guitar, the shaker and more. They are all available at More Prodigy® videos are being developed on a variety of subjects, and will be added weekly.

University Area CDC has also developed numerous Get Moving! exercise videos in the areas of body sculpting, yoga, nutrition for children and dancing for senior citizens and more, free for the public, posted here:

Serving the community for more than 20 years, University Area CDC provides support for thousands of Tampa residents through holistic programming, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of at-risk neighborhoods in the Uptown/University area, surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. More information about University Area CDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, is available by calling 813.558.5212 and by visiting

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