Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Progress Village Civic Council emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 1960, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.
In 1960, the Progress Village community was established to provide affordable housing for members of Hillsborough County, Florida’s African American population. Developed as a “model community” that would offset major displacements caused by redevelopment in predominantly black neighborhoods, Progress Village grew under the leadership of such prominent, local leaders as C. Blythe Andrews, Cody Fowler, James Hargrett, Sr., and Perry Harvey, Sr., who – along with others – composed the original Board of Trustees for Progress Village, Inc. More than sixty years later, Progress Village still stands as a viable example of public enterprise and cooperative neighborhood development.
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Sean Bell, Sr.