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This Local Art Teacher Gifted Kids Portraits as a Graduation Gift

Clifford McDonald painted portraits for his students who graduated from the Visible Men Academy last week.

06/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

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Five New Board Members Join Visible Men Academy

They are Melissa Dunlap, Marilyn Kline, Victor McTeer, George Quarterman and Rev. Christian Wood.

09/28/2021 By Staff

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Visible Men Academy Appoints New Principal

Gehndyu brings 14 years of experience as science teacher and educational leader to the position.

09/13/2021 By Staff


Coldwell Banker Realty Donates $50,000 to Visible Men Academy

The gift will help fund VMA’s literacy program, which is being named the Coldwell Banker Cares/Clark Toole Literacy Program.

09/01/2021 By Staff


Local Black-Led Nonprofits Raised More Than $20,000 During 'Give 8/28'

Six organizations were recognized within the top 25 fundraisers out of more than 300 causes nationwide.

08/31/2021 By Staff


New Program Formed to Help Struggling Readers

The Strauss Literacy Initiative is bringing together nonprofits, schools, and education partners to provide awareness about literary challenges like dyslexia.

08/17/2021 By Staff

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Visible Men Academy Adds Three New Board Members

Betsy Noel Friedman, Dr. Janet Taylor and Roberto Villaneuva have joined the Bradenton school's board of directors.

07/29/2021 By Staff


Visible Men Academy Receives $27,200 Grant

The funds come from the Truist Foundation.

07/15/2021 By Staff

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Visible Men Academy Names New CEO, Board Members

VMA co-founder A. Parker Louis has been appointed permanent CEO; he has been acting as interim CEO since Neil Phillips stepped down in February.

05/27/2021 By Staff


Visible Men Academy Co-Founder, CEO Neil Phillips Steps Down

VMA co-founder Louis Parker will act as interim CEO.

02/15/2021 By Staff


New USF Sarasota-Manatee Scholarship to Assist Graduates of Visible Men Academy

The Visible Men Academy Scholarship will provide VMA graduates with financial assistance for tuition, books and other supplies throughout their education at USFSM.

06/21/2019 By Staff

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This Week's Good Deeds

Including: fundraisers for Healthy Start, the Florida Center for Early Childhood, Goodwill Manasota and more.

03/03/2016 Research by staff


Educator Neil Phillips of Bradenton’s Visual Men Academy on Kids, Leisure and Longboat Key

The co-founder of Bradenton's Visible Men Academy shares why he and his family moved to Sarasota.

04/01/2014 By Ilene Denton