Creating Strategies of Hope During Times of Crisis

How has COVID-19 impacted your community? This session will highlight community and resident stories of resiliency and strength during the devastating effects of COVID 19 in the University Area CDC service area in Tampa, FL.

Sarah Combs is the Chief Executive Officer of the University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. Under her senior leadership the organization has more than tripled the number of children and adults it reaches with education, health, workforce, cultural arts and other programs. With over 18 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Combs has worked in nearly every facet of an organization. Combs previously served as the COO prior to being named Executive Director & CEO. Sarah’s main focus is on the holistic redevelopment of the Uptown/University Area Community where a three-year transformation strategy is being implemented an effort to stabilize the community and prevent gentrification. She seeks to grow the University Area by enabling residents to become change agents to improve the economic and social conditions of their community. Combs was born and raised in Colorado. scombs@uacdc.org

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