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5th Annual FOCUS
Faith-Based Symposium

Learn from community leaders how to revitalize under-resourced neighborhoods, through a new sense of volunteerism and hope!

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Suncoast Cathedral
2300 62nd Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL

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In partnership with Florida Dream Center, Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, and Eckerd Kids Community Alternatives, this symposium will highlight the collaborative efforts and impact of diverse faith-based ministries and social service agencies. The symposium will include a panel discussion with community leaders and presentations of Real Results Today for a Hopeful Tomorrow!


Dr. Marcie A. Biddleman
Chief Executive Officer, Juvenile Welfare Board

Mr. Zachary Gibson
Chief Child Advocate, Governor’s Office/State of Florida

Pastor Bill Losasso
New Path Community Church & Florida Dream Center

Rev. Clarence Williams
Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, St. Petersburg

Mrs. Donna Welch
Faith-Based Literacy Dir., James B. Sanderlin NFC

Rev. Kenneth F. Irby
Bethel A.M.E. Church, St. Petersburg

Pastor Ayakao Watkins
Kingdom Bible Christian Church, Clearwater

Rev. Jack Stephenson
Anona United Methodist Church, Largo

Mr. Mark Dufva
Exec. Dir., Catholic Charities/St. Petersburg Diocese

Rev. Dr. John Walker Brent Stancil
Community Bible Baptist Church, Pinellas Park

FOCUS (Family Oriented Concept Unified to Serve) is a network of faith-based, community based organizations and social service providers. The mission is to increase access to needed services in order to build the resiliency of individuals and families resulting in stronger and healthier communities.


Yaridis Garcia 727-453-5662 / ygarcia@jwbpinellas.org
Joanne Reich 727-453-5624 / jreich@jwbpinellas.org

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