Fast Track

Some of the information presented applies only to the Tampa Bay Area. More information coming soon. In the meantime, check your local government websites for more information.

The objective of Fast Track is to inform new Americans of the resources that are available within their local community.There are many programs and organizations that can help individuals and their families in the process of rapidly adapting to their new country. Below is a list of available resources by theme.

A good source for local community services is available by dialing 211. They keep a constantly updated list of service nonprofits that cater to nearly every community issue. The listing is expressed in either English or Spanish and can likewise be sought (for the Tampa Bay area) online at

Learn English

Hillsborough County ESL Classes


Pasco County ESL Classes

Get a Driver License

Find a Job

Get your First Loan and Build your Credit

U.S Housing and Urban Development

(Find rental assistant, buy a home, file a discrimination complaint etc.)

Habitat for Humanity

(Great nonprofit with no-interest mortgages)


Social Security

National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES)

Florida’s Early Steps Systems

Offers services to eligible infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months)

Free Help Consultation for Business

Flexible Schedules and Help to Earn a High School Diploma

(not a GED)

Become a Donor, or Request one, at the National Marrow Donor Program

Florida VPK

(Voluntary prekindergarten for 4 year-olds)

Preschool Program for Low-Income Families

Avoid Bullying

Book Readings by Actors for Children

Resources for Homeowners

Free Help to Schedule an Appointment for Health Insurance

Nutritional Information

Fitness, Sport, and Nutrition Programs

Scam Avoidance

Avoid Identity Theft

Treat and Prevent the Flu

Community Resources for Seniors

Finance and Money

Natural Disaster Preparedness

Government Publications

Environmental Emergencies

National Flood Insurance Program

Florida Bright Future Grants