You Are Here: Home » Community

community section

Boselli Foundation Still Impacting Urban Youth

Nearly a decade after controversially entering an urban neighborhood to positively impact the lives of neighborhood youth.  The Boselli Foundation is still making a difference in at-risk neighborhoods on the Northside of Jacksonville. Established in 2007 by Angi and Tony Boselli, the Youth Life Learning Centers (YLLC) located at the Simond-Johnson Recreation center, focuses on providing children with limite ...

Read more

Florida Forest Service Provides 10,000 Free Trees to Florida Homeowners

  In honor of Florida’s Arbor Day, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the Florida Forest Service is providing 10,000 free trees to Florida homeowners through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees Program. Florida’s Arbor Day is held each year on the third Friday in January. Strategically placed trees can add extra shade to the home and re ...

Read more

Kappa Alpha Psi Launch New Year with A Healthy Start

The Jacksonville Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation Alumnae chapter sponsored their 4th annual Healthy Start 5K Run welcoming 350 runners and walkers. The walk not only raised awareness for the importance of living a healthy, fit and smart lifestyle but benefitted their community programming as well. Healthcare professionals also answered questions and provided educational resources. Also on the agenda were fun act ...

Read more

2016 Grant Applications Now Available from The Community Foundation

For those grant seekers serving young children, and certain arts organizations and individual artists   JACKSONVILLE, Florida – January 5, 2016—The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida has posted grant applications for certain categories of competitive 2016 grant making. These applications are available at www.jaxcf.org/apply and are limited to these areas at this time: Early Childhood Nonprofit ...

Read more

Kwanzaa at Unity Plaza

The City of Jacksonville celebrated Kwanzaa at Unity Plaza in Riverside.  Celebrity personality Rahman Johnson served as the host  for the occasions. 100+ people showed up to celebrate the 7 principles of Kwanzaa,  a secular festival observed by many African Americans from December 26 to January 1 as a celebration of their cultural heritage and traditional values.  Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means "firs ...

Read more

Maxine Lindsay Happily Retires from IRS After 35 years

Maxine Lindsay Preparing to Enjoy Maximum Retirement  - Maxine “Max” Lindsay celebrated with family, friends, and co-workers 35 years working for the Internal Revenue Service (Jacksonville, FL). Her official retirement begins January 1, 2016.  The gathering was held Saturday, December 12th at the Jacksonville Landing in the Deep Blue Room.  Over 60 people came to celebrate Maxine’s accomplishments.  Friends ...

Read more

Aarons Unveils 9th Renovated Keystone Club in 2015 At Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida

Aarons Unveils 9th Renovated Keystone Club in 2015 At Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida - Teen Center Makeover Result of Retailer’s Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America - Aaron's, Inc. a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) today ...

Read more

Spot Light on Dr. Julia Walker Brown at the Ritz Theatre and Museum

 On November 12, the Ritz Theatre and Museum re-introduced, Dr. Julia Walker Brown, a successful businesswoman of African-American heritage and showcased her contributions in shaping the educational fabric of the African-Americans in the Jacksonville community. Dr. Julia Walker Brown became a steadfast pillar in the African- American community of Jacksonville, Florida in 1917 when she and her first husband, ...

Read more

Mayor to Host Community Conversations to Identify Jacksonville’s Needs

Fulfilling a commitment to convene citizens in a dialogue about discrimination, Mayor Lenny Curry announced today a series of Community Conversations he is hosting over the next several weeks. The first of three sessions will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at Florida State College at Jacksonville’s downtown campus, located at 501 W. State St. “In recent years, organizations across the country have been ...

Read more

Jaguars Players Promote Football Fundamentals at Highlands Middle School

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Denard Robinson and his teammates joined the United Way of Northeast Florida to promote youth health and fitness during the 2015 Hometown Huddle. Promoting Play 60 (60 minutes of play each day), the Jaguars spoke to the Highland Middle School Achievers For Life students about football fundamentals and safety tips and signed autographs. The NFL and United Way Hometown Huddl ...

Read more
Scroll to top