What we do
CPV existence is to work with, support and assist inner city and at risk children and their families. This includes providing food, private education opportunities through tuition scholarships, clothing, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter parties, and food for their families during the holidays.
CPV also helps fund a bus through the Boys and Girls Club to assist families with transportation to the Club and for getting children to school, sporting events, field trips, etc.
The essence of CPV’s mission is to fundraise for Tampa’s inner city youth and assist in providing them with a private education. The only way to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness for these vulnerable youth is to surround them with a positive environment with the tools and education they need to succeed in life.
CPV was formed in 1997 by local Tampa business men who realized a need in the low income Central Park Village area. The same year money was raised by CPV to build and erect the Nick Capitano Boys & Girls Club so children from this neighborhood would have a place to go after school and not be on the streets. The vision was to offer these children after school programming and introduce them to the benefits of a loving, nurturing and supportive environment. The Nick Capitano Boys & Girls Club has been changing children’s lives for nearly 20 years.
The mission of CPV is specifically to fundraise for inner city and at risk children and their families and support local organizations and private schools that serve this demographic. CPV gives financial support to local organizations and private schools that provide a safe and nurturing environment, that seeks to prepare each child for the future through spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and moral formation.