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Introducing..."The HUB"

An iNovative Space Project by NSPCares

Greetings to you!

On behalf of New Saint Paul AME Church of Tampa, FL, New Saint Paul Community Development Corporation (NSPCares) and our community partners, I wish to extend to you an invitation to experience another "Miracle on 42nd Street!"Join us on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 12:00pm  for the Community Ribbon-Cutting Celebration of "The HUB: an iNovative Space Project!" We've planned an entire day of community celebration including fun for the whole community and we want to see you there!

 

Schedule of Events

10am - Bags of Blessings Food Giveaway

11am - "R.O.C. the Block" Black Business PopUp Festival

12noon - The HUB Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and walk-through tours

Virtual Community Information Sessions

1pm - BHNI Heath and Wellness Session

2pm - "Grow With Google" Technology Info Session with Christopher Chesnutt, Google APB

3pm - "ReConditioning Our Communities: Black Business Panel Discussion

 

Reimagining Possibilities

During the COVID-19 Crisis, I was challenged to teach a series titled, "Reimagining What God Could Do Through You". This teaching led me to capture the experience in a book. The writing experience caused me to reassess my impact as a pastor and leader in the community and to reevaluate the influence that a church could have towards addressing the needs of the community we've committed to serve.

 

New Saint Paul is located on 42nd Street in the Northview Hills Community of Tampa, FL. This neighborhood has very limited access to resources for life-sustainability and success. We begin addressing the need for access to healthy food options by establishing "The 42nd Street Community Garden of Miracles." This 240-plant aeroponic garden was open to the public on Father's Day of 2020. We are grateful for the 12 Founding Members who committed to financially become community partners to expand our outreach. Due to the ever increasing need for fresh fruits and vegetables, we do plan to expand our aeroponic garden before the year's end.

 

 

Now, to address the lack of our community's access to technology and creative collaboration, we are introducing the concept of "The HUB :: an iNovative Space Project"

 

What is The HUB?

The HUB is an "iNovative Space Project" that has caused the church sanctuary to be converted into a community co-working space where entrepreneurs and students will get technological support and resources to expand their digital reach.

 

Partners of The HUB will be able to reserve a desk in this open-floor plan, coworking space and have access to streaming-quality internet, Google Chromebook computers, high-quality printing services, and more!

 

Co-Working Fosters Co-Learning

The HUB is Hillsborough County's newest training space for entrepreneurs, executives and those wanting to make a fresh start or need a second chance. The HUB offers a variety of workshops and sessions including topics such as: business and leadership development, public speaking, resume building, and financial management! These sessions are open to audiences of all ages and are led by subject matter experts from our community! 

 

Need professional headshots? 

Want to shoot a quick commercial?

Ready to start that podcast? 

We've got all you need to help your business succeed...right here at The HUB!

 

Young Partners Program

Our Young Partners Program will allow youth access to the same resources to ensure success in their educational and entrepreneurial pursuits as well!  The HUB has partnered with the Black Math Academy to give students access to individual and group tutoring in a wide range of academic subjects.This model of reimagining success allows students to be inspired while doing their homework, while working right next to a corporate executive! This will also invite executives to engage and create mentoring opportunities with students in the community. 

 

Stimulating our Community's Economy and Equity

The Hub will also be the home of HeBrews Bistro, offering coffees, teas, baked goods, pastries and retail items from selected black-owned businesses!

 Need information about what's happening in the Tampa Bay region or just want to take a break during the day? The HUB will be a connection point for you to hang for a moment, check out our schedule of upcoming opportunities and discover your new favorite selection of assorted coffees, teas and desserts! 

We've partnered with black vendors like Musicality, TasTee, Sweeties Coffee, and Feye's Cafe to provide high quality tastes and aromas to stimulate your taste buds and soothe the atmosphere! We have also expanded our digital reach by offering online shopping for f gifts, books, apparel and more through our partnerships with AfroGanix, The Christian Supply Store and other various black-owned vendors. This will aid in circulating our dollars within our communities to produce sustainable equity!

 

Come and See it for Yourself!!!

We're inviting you to come and see how God has blessed us to create an atmosphere of community, inspiration, and collaboration in a safe space where the people have always looked for resources and support...a church! Imagine that!

 

Join us on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 beginning at 10am at

New Saint Paul AME Church of Tampa, FL

4603 N 42nd Street , Tampa, FL 33610

We're gathering to cut another ribbon and unwrap another "Miracle on 42nd Street"!

 

At Your Service,

RJ Stevenson

Pastor of New Saint Paul AME Church of Tampa, FL (www.NewSaintPaul.org)

CEO of New Saint Paul Community Development Corporation (www.NSPCares.org)