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Student News

  • New Program Begins 1/14 – Student Applications Now Being Accepted

    Community Stepping Stones is looking for 30 great teens who are committed to developing their art skills while improving their science and career knowledge. This creative, after-school program can help you improve your learning and expand your future options – and the best part is that its FREE or available on a sliding scale for […]

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  • 2014 students start year learning about art & violence

    Beginning in January, CSS’ new class of afterschool students will spend a week with Pedro Reyes, Mexico’s top installation artist, in a workshop and Legislative theater performance addressing issues of gun violence and the second amendment. All this is courtesy of the USF Contemporary Art Museum who is hosting Reyes as part of their 25th […]

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  • Student Artshow Opens Friday, 6/15

    ONE WATERWAY ONE TAMPA BAY Art From Flotsam Opening Reception: Friday, 6/15, 5-8pm Closing Reception: Thursday, 6/28, 5-8pm This year’s Community Stepping Stones Mural is once again at the HCC Ybor City Art Gallery. Inspired by a grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, our ambitious teens have built a 12’ x 8’ beautiful mosaic […]

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Recent News

  • Outstanding Media Coverage of CSS Beautiful Beasties Exhibition

    The creativity of the Staff and Teens of Community Stepping Stones was featured by Hillsborough Community College Ybor Art Gallery, from July 8-31, 2013. “Beautiful Beasties” featured fantastical, dynamic sculptures made from recycled materials that represent the life cycles of nature’s smallest aquatic creatures: phytoplankton and zooplankton. Frequently considered the base of the food chain, […]

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  • CSS Begins 10th Year With Channel 10 Profile

                    As Community Stepping Stones begins its 10th year of successful programs, WTSP Channel 10 profiles CSS in its “Making A Difference” series. Lakeema Matthew, who began at CSS when she was 14, is now a USF senior and a teacher/mentor for the next generation of CSS students. […]

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  • CSS Leadership Honored By Tampa City Council

    December 21, 2012 — Tampa City Council presented special commendations to two Community Stepping Stones leaders in appreciation for the work they’ve contributed to working with at-risk youth in the community. Sigrid Tidmore, Executive Director and Ed Ross, Founder, received this special recognition from Council Member Yvonne Yolie Capin at the Council’s pre-holiday meeting.

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