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Armed Forces Inspire Job Corps to Military Careers

The Jacksonville Job Corps Center, currently serving 250 students at their center, has been focusing has been on college and military enrollment throughout August. As a result of a partnership with EWC and FSCJ, five students will begin college on August 24th. Additionally, the center has a continuous flow of students seeking entrance into the military. Students are able to take the ASVAB at the center to d ...

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Local 1408 Awards More Than $26,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

Local 1408 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) awarded over $26k in scholarships last week to 35 area high school seniors and college students, the largest group of recipients to date. The scholarship recipients were announced during a ceremony at the JAXPORT. All winners submitted essays discussing how current events will impact Jacksonville’s overall economy, JAXPORT’s growth and the fun ...

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Students Recognized For Keeping Jazz Genre Alive

  This past weekend, the Jacksonville Jazz Society (JJS) held their fifth Annual Scholarship Affair. The evening commenced with the Limitless Band which consist of approximately eight music students of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The “Groov” Band was also a featured band at the event. Their music had the crowd bopping, dancing and grooving throughout the night. The affair was held at the Ramon ...

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Mayor Addresses Northwest Quadrant Small Business Concerns

by Lynn Jones Councilwoman Katrina Brown spearheaded a northwest Jacksonville small business owner’s town hall meeting this week with Mayor Lenny Curry and Jacksonville Authority Association Minority DBE Diversity Specialists. Over 50 small business owners sat in front of Mayor Curry voicing their concerns on infrastructure, crime, funding and neighborhood services. Many of the local business owners were in ...

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Ribault Pilot Program Spotlights Careers in Aviation

by Lynn Jones Ribault High School Student Don'terrio McCray made a presentation to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) Board of Directors about his experiences during his six week internship this summer with Malone Aviation at Craig Airport. McCray, a sophomore at Jean Ribault High School Aviation Academy, received a paid internship provided by the Malone Aviation pilot aviation program. The six week ...

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Jacksonville Delegates Represent at the DNC

The diversity of America is present in Philadelphia, PA as thousands have converged upon the birthplace of America for the Democratic National Convention. 11 of 24 speakers of color opened the first night including First Lady Michelle Obama, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. In contrast, a total of 12 speakers of color appeared during the Republican National Convention’s entire four-day gathering. They compr ...

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Urban Core Teens Learning the Value of Going Green

The Green Team Youth Corps a program composed of 17 teens ages 13-18 from Eastside and Springfield neighborhoods, connects inner-city teens with the environment. The teens recently hosted a Community Service Day to make improvements to the S-Line. Jacksonville’s S-Line is a 4.8-mile rails-to-trails multi-use path that connects seven urban neighborhoods. All but 1.8 miles is paved and bordered by green space ...

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Sizzling Red Hat Jazzy Divas Celebrate the Holidays in July

This past weekend, the Jazzy Divas of J-Ville hosted a Red Hat Society “Christmas in July” Gala. The event was held at the Doubletree Airport with more than 100 Red Hat Ladies from surrounding Florida, South Carolina and Georgia areas. This was the 2nd Annual Christmas in July event presented by the chapter. Ladies donned their favorite shade of red and purple to join in fun, fellowship, door prizes and of ...

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Jacksonville Chapter Wins Chapter of the Year at Delta Regional Conference

Members of Jacksonville (FL) Alumnae was selected Chapter of the Year in the Large Category during the 45th Southern Regional Conference of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Held at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida July 14-17, the conference welcomed more than 3.000 members from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Bahamas. The Jacksonville (FL) Alumnae Chapter has ...

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Jax Students Bring Home the Medals for NAACP ACT-SO

Last week hundreds of students from the country converged on Cincinnati, Ohio to participate in the annual National Association of the Advancement of Color People (NAACP) Afro-Academic Cultural Technological - Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition. The competition, now in its 38th year, included nine students from Jacksonville. ACT-SO precludes the historic civil rights organization’s annual convention. ...

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