Support learning Tampa Bay! Vote for the Community Learning Center via the Chase Bank Giving Grant

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(instructions below)

The Community Learning Center (CLC) was established in 1998 to bring quality tutoring services to low-income children and community members struggling with literacy. The CLC believes in the simple yet powerful idea that active and informed citizens are capable of affecting positive change in the community through increasing literacy.

The CLC recently purchased a larger building that will allow them to tutor more kids and adults but they need money to finish the renovations on the building before they can move in. Winning $20,000 (or $50,000) via the "Chase Giving Grant" will go a long way towards finishing those renovations so that more kids and adults can be helped. All they need are your votes but the game ends at midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 19th so please vote today!

Here are the step-by-step directions on how to vote:
1) Go to the CLC Voting Page:
2) Click "LIKE" on the top right of the page
3) Click the Green "Vote" button
4) Select "Accept Application"
5) Select "Login with Facebook"
6) In the Search Charities box, type in Community Learning Center
7) Now Click the green "Vote" button
8) It will then say that you "Voted"

Pinellas County Crime Viewer

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Another gem sent over to me by my dad. He showed me this little web app from Pinellas County displaying crime data from several Pinellas County jurisdictions.

On their page explaining a little more about the app, they've included a list of the supported jurisdictions.
"Crime Viewer information is currently available for the following jurisdictions:

  • Gulfport PD

  • Indian Shores PD

  • Largo PD

  • Pinellas Park PD

  • St. Petersburg PD

  • St. Pete Beach PD

  • Tarpon Springs PD

  • Treasure Island PD

  • Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

  • Belleair Beach

  • Belleair Bluffs

  • Belleair PD

  • Belleair Shore

  • Clearwater PD

  • Dunedin

  • Indian Rocks Beach

  • Madeira Beach

  • N. Redington Beach

  • Oldsmar

  • Redington Beach

  • Safety Harbor

  • Seminole

  • South Pasadena

Additional jurisdictions will be made available as the site progresses."

The tracker takes police data on the categories below from the jurisdiction data listed above and puts them visually on a map centered around the address you specify. Pretty  ingenious  if you ask me. I approve.

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