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Leaders in training – $400,000 for Tampa youngsters

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Five agencies serving young people in Tampa, Fla., will share a $400,000 grant from Capital One Financial Corp. to launch a leadership program aimed at raising the educational and social levels of young people.

Capital One, based in Falls Church, Va., says the innovative business and nonprofit partnership aims to provide children with an environment that values learning.

The grants will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, the Hillsborough County Center of Excellence, the Francis House and the National Conference for Community and Justice.

Capital One also agreed to share technology and management expertise with the agencies.

Capital One’s principal subsidiaries are Capital One Bank and Capital One FSB. The holding company, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange, reported 23.7 million accounts and $20.2 billion in managed loans as of Dec. 31, 1999. 

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