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Melissa Forges

Higher Education Program Manager

As an educator, it brings me great joy to be the Higher Education Program Manager at the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Center for Student Success and Services where I get the opportunity to be a part of educational journeys, career pursuits, and overall student success.  While a first generation student at the University of Florida, I had the privilege of multiple people and programs that were dedicated to my persistence to graduate and it was then, that it became my passion to make a difference helping others achieve and succeed in the same way I had been invested in.  I obtained my Master’s degree at Nova Southeastern University so I could do just that as a career!  My experience has spanned 14 years in education from teaching at Miramar High School to working at Florida State University’s Career Center and now excitedly, with the Tribe!


Family Time, the Beach, Reality TV Shows, DIY Projects.

"Do it or not. There is no try." -Yoda
“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” -Vince Lombardi

Contact Melissa Forges

Phone: (954) 989-6840 



Big Cypress CSSS
31000 Josie Billie Hwy
Clewiston, FL  33440
P: (863) 902-3200  F: (863) 902-3218
Brighton CSSS
650 Harney Pond Rd. Suite 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
P: (863) 763-3572 F: (863) 763-1525

Fort Pierce CSSS
3502 Minnie Tommie Howard Circle
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
P: (772) 467-2454 F: (772) 489-4110

Hollywood CSSS

3100 N 63rd Ave.
Hollywood, FL  33024
P: (954) 989-6840 F: (954) 233-9515
Immokalee CSSS
295 Stockade Rd.
Immokalee, FL  34142
P: (239) 867-5303   F: (239) 658-1369

Naples CSSS
3539 Plover Ave
Naples, FL  34117
P: (239) 354-5220   F: (239) 352-1521

Tampa CSSS
Non-Resident / Out-of-State

6401 Harney Rd., Suite E
Tampa, FL  33610
P: (813) 246-3100 F: (813) 663-9034

Trail CSSS
14680 SW 8th Street, Suite 214
Miami, FL 33184
P: (305) 553-8245   F: (305) 222-8139


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