About the Laurel Civic Association: Our Mission

Laurel Civic Association is "Shaping Foundations for Successful Lives" through education, social activities, providing needed support for the elderly and families, providing access to safe affordable housing, and acting as a catalyst for bringing in services that have an overall positive and permanent effect on the community and the residents.

Laurel Civic Association, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 3. Although we lease space in the Sandra Sims Terry Community Center, we are not connected to, or a part of the center or Sarasota County. Our organization was formed in 1969 by a group of dedicated volunteers in the Laurel Community. We were incorporated in 1989 and received our tax-exempt status in 1990. We offer services and support to primarily low income and at risk children and their families through activities that educate, provide positive social interaction, and lead to self-sufficiency. We also meet the needs of the community through activities, see our programs for details.

The Laurel Civic Association, Inc. operates on volunteer power, donations, and grants. If you wish to make a donation, it will be tax exempt, welcomed, and appreciated. Our activities take place in the Sandra Sims Terry Community Center, located at 509 Collins Road in Laurel. Through a partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department, we occupy space in the Sandra Sims Terry Community Center. Even though our main focus is on Laurel and Nokomis, this partnership has allowed us to grow and serve children and families from the southern most part of Sarasota County to the northern most part. Our advocacy for children and the disenfranchised has also made us a frequent resource for other organizations. 2009 marked our 40th Anniversary of serving the community.

 

Our Mission:

Laurel Civic Association is "Shaping Foundations for Successful Lives" through education, social activities, providing needed support for the elderly and families, providing access to safe affordable housing, and acting as a catalyst for bringing in services that have an overall positive and permanent effect on the community and the residents.

Laurel Civic Association, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501 © 3. Although we lease space in the Sandra Sims Terry Community Center, we are not connected to, or a part of the center or Sarasota County. Our organization was formed in 1969 by a group of dedicated volunteers in the Laurel Community. We were incorporated in 1989 and received our tax-exempt status in 1990. We offer services and support to primarily low income and at risk children and their families through activities that educate, provide positive social interaction, and lead to self-sufficiency.

Homework Plus Goal:

To support at risk and low-income children from birth to graduation from high school by providing educational and social activities that lead to self-sufficiency.

Adult Program Goal:

To empower and support at risk and low-income families by providing services and activities to enhance skills that lead to self-sufficiency.