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City Seeks Qualified Firms for Educational, Entrepreneurial/Workforce, Enrichment Training

St. Petersburg, Fla. (August 22, 2016) – The city of St. Petersburg is moving forward with efforts to invest in the growth and success of South St. Petersburg – focusing on two invaluable assets, our residents and our businesses. City officials are seeking proposals from entities or individuals who can create and implement the mayor’s new Cohort of Champions Training Initiative including Educational, Entrepreneurial/Workforce, and Enrichment/Second Chances Training opportunities for African American males.  

Under the My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper umbrella of programs, the Cohort of Champions Training Initiative is the next step in providing opportunities, preparing our African American boys and young men for the future, and developing a trained, qualified and ready workforce necessary for businesses, industry and employers to succeed. 

The city invites qualified firms to submit proposals for the Cohort of Champions Training Initiative – to include the development of Educational, Entrepreneurial/Workforce and Enrichment/Second Chances Training Programs for African American males. 

Organizations or individuals who can develop and provide such programs are encouraged to attend a Pre-Proposal Conference for RPF-6180 on Tuesday, August 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Avenue South.

Interested parties can register online at  

The online Request for Proposal will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  

The Request for Proposal document for RPF-6180 can be viewed online under “Current Solicitations” on this page:

Pending St. Petersburg City Council approval of the budget, the Cohort of Champions Training Initiatives will start in November 2016.


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