Our Story

We are loving every minute of our journey

Gaby Soto- Artist- Ringling College

AlongSide U believes in giving back to the community, and supporting local talent. 

We hired Gaby (a student at The Ringling College) to draw 

"a visual story" of the two buildings in our website, representing the current "clog" in subsidized housing, and what AlongSide U offers to families living in subsidized housing with the end goal being Independent Living.

Sarasota Chamber Of Commerce

AlongSide U is proud to be a member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. We had a very successful, and enjoyable evening at the Sarasota Chamber Summer Event- 2021, held at the 

Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. 

We look forward to next year's event! 

We value the great platform for networking, and getting to know our community. 

Sally Beyer- Branch Manager of Trustco Bank

Sally Beyer was the winner of the door prize from AlongSide U,  that was held at the Sarasota Chamber Summer Event- 2021. 

Congratulations Sally!!

Rise & Nye's- Coffee and Ice Cream Shop

Networking Event at Rise & Nye's, great early morning start! 

Inclusion. Jobs. Dignity.- It's an Inclusion Revolution! 

Rise & Nye's is run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Great Coffee, Great People, Great Fun, Great Cause! 

Leadership Sarasota- Class of 2022

Leadership Sarasota, a program of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, offers an opportunity for those enthusiastic about and interested in the leadership and welfare of our community to go behind the scenes and see “how things work”.