Partnering with the Community
St. Petersburg College has formed strong partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions and non-profit groups and is committed to working hard to make a difference in our community.
St. Petersburg College has long been dedicated to providing educational opportunities in Midtown St. Petersburg. In 2015, the college opened a 49,000-square-foot, three-story, state-of-the art building at 1300 22nd St. South in 2015; joining the original campus a few blocks away.
Pinellas County Schools Partnerships
St. Petersburg College has a legacy of partnership and cooperation with Pinellas County Schools and today serves more than 10,000 students in grades K-12. These relationships are mutually beneficial and SPC is dedicated to continuing to grow and develop innovative programs focused on the success of students of all ages. Some of these continuing partnerships include:
Joint-Use Community Libraries
SPC has partnered with the cities of Seminole, St. Petersburg and Clearwater to develop joint-use libraries on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs, Seminole and Clearwater campuses. These facilities showcase unique agreements that serve SPC students as well as community members.
In keeping with the collaborative nature of improving the workforce and local community, SPC provides office space for several organizations at its EpiCenter in Clearwater. The EpiCenter is joint-use facility between St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County and is home to Pinellas County Economic Development and CareerSource Pinellas.
Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement
The Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement works to engage students, faculty and staff with the community through a variety of civic outreach, service learning and volunteer community service opportunities.
National Council on Black American Affairs
St. Petersburg College's Dr. Johnnie Ruth Clarke (JRC) Chapter is an official body of the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA), an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The chapter was founded in 1999, and received an NCBAA Southern Region Charter in October 2000.
The Applied Ethics Institute
The Applied Ethics Institute sponsors a variety of community ethics programs in the Tampa Bay area. Through partnerships with community organizations, SPC faculty and students participate in local activities and elevate their awareness of ethical issues.
Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions
The Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College provides a forum to help people deal with the uncertainty around them. Housed on the Seminole Campus, the Institute seeks to be a major participant in public policy debate and addresses real-world problems and the needs of the community served by St. Petersburg College.
TurboVote and SPC: We make voting easy
TurboVote is a non-partisan, non-profit online tool that makes voter registration easy. The free online tool can help you register to vote, receive reminders of upcoming local, state and national elections, update your address or request absentee ballots.