You Are Here: Home » Community

community section

Library Has Special Cards Available for Duval Educators

Beginning this school year, the Jacksonville Public Library is offering a new Educator Card exclusively for educators in Duval County public, charter and private schools. The special card allows teachers to supplement their curriculum with an abundant, ever-changing supply of books on a range of subjects and reading levels to support educational success for students of all ages. The Educator Card benefits i ...

Read more

EWC Honors Centurion Bertha Adams with Party

The Edward Waters College (EWC) Schell Sweet Community Resource Center recently hosted a celebration in honor of Ms. Bertha Adams 100th birthday. Adams was among the first group of seniors to join the first fitness class of the Senior Wellness Program which began at the Schell Sweet CRC in 2010. Bertha Adams is a “regular” active participant in one of five senior fitness classes held once a week as part of ...

Read more

New College Prep, Tuition-Free, Single Gender School for Girls Opens This Fall

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Sneak Peek Offered On-Site Pre-Enrollment and Behind-the Scene Tours of Virtue Academy’s New Campus. Following the first-year success of Valor Academy of Leadership for boys, PROFECTUS Learning Systems is preparing to launch the all girls’ Virtue Arts & Science Academy this fall. Valor Academy, the first all boys College Prep school in Jacksonville, enrolled 140 young men i ...

Read more

Northside Community Involvement Hosts Jamboree on Ave B

Northside Community Involvement, Inc. 2nd Annual Jamboree on Ave. B took place on Saturday across the street from the church. Northside Community Involvement, Inc. mission is to help the community become closer and take an active vital part in their community. The event was a fun filled day that included a garage sale, food for a small fee, carnival games, bouncey houses, a dunk tank and a water slide for t ...

Read more

Gracie Chandler Releases First Novel on Historical Fiction

  Local authoress Gracie Chandler recently celebrated the release of her first novel, Free to Be, with a book signing at the Historic Springfield Community Learning Center. The book gives the reader a fictionalized account of slaves in the South Carolina Sea Islands who live free during the Civil War, working for the Federal government. Copies are available for sale at Amazon.com. Shown above getting h ...

Read more

“Saturday Night Lights” a Grassroots Community Activity Initiative

“Saturday Night Lights” a Grassroots Community Activity Initiative - The first installation of Sankofa Saturdays was a resounding success. The program is currently piloted at Clanzel Brown Park as one of its premiere “Saturday Night Lights” grassroots community initiatives this summer. The Kemetic Empire/Urban-GeoPonics firmly believes in teaching youth and strengthening their emotional maturity/judgment, l ...

Read more

Newman Elected JAA Board Chair

The JAXPORT Board of Directors has unanimously selected a new slate of officer. The following officers will each serve a one-year term starting July 1, 2015: Chair: Dr. John Allen Newman Vice Chair: Robert F. Spohrer Treasurer: James P. Citrano Secretary: Ed Fleming Dr. Newman is Senior Pastor of The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary, Spohrer is President of Spohrer & Dodd, Citrano is retired Managing Director o ...

Read more

Local Non-Profit wants to Suit Jacksonville For Success

Suited For Success, the local nonprofit organization providing business suits and career attire and job readiness training for men in the Jacksonville community seeking employment is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse, one of North America's largest men’s specialty retailers, to launch its seventh annual National Suit Drive, a month-long initiative that encourages donations of gently-used suits and professiona ...

Read more

It’s a Family Affair Unity and Health Fest

The Miciah Deleston Foundation and Daughter to Daughter group held the "It's a Family Affair Unity and Health Fest," Saturday, June 6 at A. Philip Randolph Park.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. former NFL players, dancers and singers stopped by to assist with bagging groceries for needy families.  On the premises were non-profit groups and small business owners providing health and HIV screenings and workshops on t ...

Read more

The Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Welcomes Four New Members

The Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated welcomed four dynamic ladies committed to service into their “Chain of Friendship” during a private ceremony held  at the Jacksonville Golf & Country Club. last week.  Leaders in the areas of education, law, and business, the newest members are Biannca Hill , Sherri Luke, Patricia Sams, and Debbie Sapp. Adding to the special occasion, Links from the Bo ...

Read more
Scroll to top