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Workshops will present funding opportunities

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 7, 2001

The National Endowment for the Humanities will hold two workshops to present funding opportunities for Florida schools and non-profit cultural institutions from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. Saturday in Davis Hall, University of South Florida, 140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Workshops will present longstanding and new funding programs offered through Extending the Reach, a initiative to strengthen the humanities in areas of the country that have not participated as fully as others. Friday's workshop is aimed at museums, libraries, archives, historical organizations, media producers and historically black, Hispanic-serving and tribal colleges and universities. Saturday's program is for teachers and administrators at middle and high schools. Call Anne Lopez-Buitrango (202) 606-8575 or Mary Ramsey (202) 606-8285 or check the Web site at

Flags available through Department of State

Both State of Florida and United States flags are available through the Department of State. Costs vary according to size and materials used. You may also have your flag flown over the Florida Capital at no additional charge. Call (850) 488-1802 or write Wilma Shouse, Florida Department of State, Bureau of General Services, 430 E Gaines St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250.

YouthBuild offers training program for youths 16-24

YouthBuild St. Petersburg offers an eight-month program for youths ages 16 to 24 who reside in St. Petersburg that includes GED training, leadership development and training in the career field of construction, among other support services. To be considered for admission, call 893-1573.

Museum seeks witnesses to Holocaust experience

Since 1994, the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg, has been interviewing Holocaust survivors, and now the museum is expanding its work to include refugees, hidden children, liberators, protectors, freedom fighters and children of survivors.

Because of the age of these eyewitnesses -- most are over 65 -- the museum considers making an official record of the testimonies a priority.

If you have an eyewitness account or have information pertaining to the events surrounding the Nazi rise to power, invasion of Europe or other Nazi war crimes, the museum asks for your participation in the project. For information, call the museum at 820-0100.

Program teaches dangers of substance abuse

Family Resources Inc., a non-profit family service provider that works in conjunction with the James B. Sanderlin Family Center, offers the Kinship Care Family Heritage program for children ages 6-10 and their caregivers.

The program is open to caregiver families who are active participants in support groups at the Sanderlin Center, who are in need of assistance or have struggled with substance abuse problems.

The program will be offered in three 14-week segments through August. The purpose is to provide stability for children in the caregiver's homes by strengthening the overall family unit and educating children about the dangers of substance abuse and the availability of community resources and prevention services.

For information, call 550-4250.

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