New Life Village is proud to partner with University of South Florida Students. Students in the School of Architecture and Community Design collaborate with NLV’s staff and residents to create a master plan for our 12 acre campus. They have designed the Village’s new splash pad and community garden funded by the Hillsborough County Affordable Housing Services. Students, under the leadership of Professor Josue Robles are designing Phase III of the campus development including a multi-purpose mixed use building and Pepin Academies Transition Program Campus, a one bedroom dormitory style residential expansion, and a comprehensive campus improvement plan including a piazza, joined sidewalks, a bike locker, enhanced landscaping and campus storage.
New Life Village is also proud to partner with the School of Social Work to integrate interns, studying to obtain their Master’s in Social Work with our residents. Interns meet with residents and assist households in establishing Family Support Plans and identifying wellness goals and needed resources and supports to achieve those goals. They also facilitate therapeutic group sessions to foster opportunities for increased felt safety, healing and growth.