Blogs

FSW Foundation Launches “Stronger Together” Campaign

Posted on: 07/08/2020 2:42 pm

JULY 1, 2020 – FORT MYERS, FLA — The Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Foundation, Inc. has launched “Stronger Together,” a fundraising campaign aimed at supporting the Southwest Florida workforce and economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will help FSW students who are facing financial hardships but are not CARES Act eligible. The campaign […]

Business funds still available through LeeCARES

Posted on: 06/08/2020 5:03 pm

Funding is still available to Lee County businesses and individuals through the CARES Act. $5,000 grants and PPE kits are available for small businesses.Grants of up to $2,000 per eligible household are available to help pay rent, mortgage or utilities.Apply here: https://leeflcares.com/

How Do I Choose the Right Degree? Learn What You Need to Know with “FSW Experts LIVE”

Posted on: 05/29/2020 6:57 pm

MAY 27, 2020 – FORT MYERS, FLA — Determining the right degree path for a student’s career goals can be overwhelming. New students often ask “how do I know I’m earning the right credits for my major? Do I need an A.A. or an A.S degree? What is FERPA and how does it protect me?” […]

Government assistance for small business: A Post Covid-19 Update

Posted on: 05/29/2020 6:31 pm

Government assistance for small business: A Post Covid-19 Update   Government Assistance for Small Business: A Post Covid19 Update Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am Free Webinar! This webinar will provide updates on the PPP and other government loan programs; updates on foreclosure moratoria and forebearance programs; quidelines for reopening your business; update […]

Florida Lions Eye Clinic Reopens June 2nd

Posted on: 05/29/2020 6:17 pm

We are excited to announce that our clinic is reopening for patients on June 2, 2020! The past few months have changed for all of us in ways we could have never imagined. From how we care for loved ones, how we work and how we interact in public spaces. Here, at the Florida Lions Eye […]

June 10 Webinar on Paycheck Protection Program Compliance for Nonprofit and Small Businesses

Posted on: 05/29/2020 6:05 pm

With a focus on providing support to regional nonprofit and small businesses, Southwest Florida Community Foundation is offering an upcoming webinar on important information on Safe Harbor Compliance for the Paycheck Protection Program as part of the Foundation’s ongoing Thrivability by Collaboratory program.   Thrivability: You’ve Got the PPP, Now What? will be held on Wednesday, June 10 at 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  The complimentary program will feature local expert panelists who will cover compliance and other important […]

FSW CARES Act Student Emergency Funds Now Available

Posted on: 05/22/2020 3:25 pm

FORT MYERS, FLA — Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) students who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 can now apply for CARES Act Student Emergency Funds. These grants are intended to assist students in need and do not need to be repaid.   The following is a list of expenses that can be considered […]

Hodges’ PTA Program Earns Expanded CAPTE Accreditation

Posted on: 05/22/2020 3:12 pm

May 19, 2020 –NAPLES/FORT MYERS, FLA – The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Hodges University has earned accreditation approval to expand its current program. The expansion means a second class of PTA students will start this July in the new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences building on the Fort Myers Campus. The application deadline is June […]

RESTART SWFL Fact Sheet

Posted on: 05/22/2020 3:08 pm