2002 Old St Augustine Rd, Building A, Suite 50, Tallahassee, FL 32301
+18507642966
info@cscleon.org

About Us

Who We Are

CSC Leon is a catalyst for positive change to improve the lives and outcomes of children and families in the local community.

Established as an independent special district by the voters of Leon County in 2020, we provide dedicated funding to expand programs and access to family supports to ensure all children and youth are socially, emotionally, and physically equipped to reach their full potential. Specifically, CSC Leon uses a results-based accountability framework to provide funding to organizations that increase school readiness, provide school-age supports and reduce juvenile crime; improve child physical and mental health, while reducing adverse childhood experiences; and provide youth development opportunities, increase food and housing stability, and support caregivers.

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Priorities

In July 2021, CSC Leon established three priorities with eight areas of youth development domains to focus its work.

We completed our first Community Needs Assessment in June 2022. This landmark report provides an in-depth gap analysis of the community programs, services and providers available to children, youth and families in Leon County and provided key recommendations for how to best ensure all children and youth are socially, emotionally, and physically equipped to reach their full potential.

Success in School and Life

Increase school readiness, provide school-age supports and reduce juvenile crime

Healthy Children, Youth & Families

Improve physical and mental health, while reducing adverse childhood experiences

Stable and Nurturing Families & Community

Invest in youth development opportunities, increase food and housing stability, and support caregivers

See our Theory of Change to learn more about each of these priorities.

The CSC has the following powers and functions:

  • To provide and maintain in the County such preventive, developmental, treatment and rehabilitative services for children as the council determines are needed for the general welfare of the County.
  • To provide such other services for all children as the Council determines are needed for the general welfare of the County.
  • To allocate and provide funds for other agencies in the County which are operated for the benefit of children, provided they are not under the exclusive jurisdiction of the public school system.
  • To collect information and statistical data and to conduct research, which will be helpful to the Council and the County in deciding the needs of children in the County.
  • To consult with other agencies dedicated to the welfare of children, to the end that the overlapping of services will be prevented.
  • To lease or buy such real estate, equipment, and personal property and to construct such buildings as are needed to execute the foregoing powers and functions, provided that no such purchases shall be made or building done unless paid for with cash on hand or secured by funds deposited in financial institutions. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to authorize the district to issue bonds of any nature, nor shall the district have the power to require the imposition of any bond by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • To employ, pay, and provide benefits for any part-time or full-time personnel needed to execute the foregoing powers and duties.
Section 125.901, Florida Statutes
Leon County Ordinance No. 18-13

We are committed to being community led.

Engage with us. We rely on community volunteers to help us evaluate which programs to fund, to tell our story, and to improve the quality of life for all children in Leon County.