The Officers and Board members of The El-Beth-El Development Center hosted its 8th annual “Stop the Violence Recognition” Banquet last week at the International Fire Fighters Local #122 Banquet Hall.
Since 2009, El-Beth-El has honored dedicated individuals from the community for outstanding achievements, leadership and their contributions in helping Jacksonville build a stronger and healthier community. Historically El-Beth-El has honored young men and women from Jacksonville’s vibrant and diverse community. This year, El-Beth-El honored fourteen young people for outstanding academic achievement and bestowed awards to Stop the Violence recognition honorees. Each student received a $100 gift card and recognition certificate. This year’s Master of Ceremony was Craig Shoup from the Public Defender Office. Guest speaker was the Honorable Charlie Cofer, Public Defender, Duval Clay and Nassau Counties 4th Circuit.
El-Beth-El Development Center is a faith based nonprofit humanitarian organization committed to empowering underprivileged communities in Jacksonville and provide access to educational tools, economic development and safe communities Shown l-r are 2017 Stop the Violence youth awardees: Marquis Albany, Keianna C. Byrd, Msizi Nolwazi Kumalo, Jim’Mora Long, Brittany Monique Wilson, Spencer Webster- Bass, Brandon William, Ciara Danielle, Belen Duenas , Shawn J. Shipman, Tahasin Hoque, Arlynes Yaimet Marrero, Anthony Taylor and Ayaan Seeraj Quader. Second photo Shown l-r are: 2017 Stop the Violence Adult Awardees Darryl Willie, Sel Buyuksarac, Mike Williams, Larry Sprull, Felicia Wilcox Esq, Vanessa Brooks, Ron Sholes Esq, Vito Terry, Matt Justice, Darryl Patterson, Michael Smith, Master of Ceremony Craig Shoup and Honorable Charlie Cofer.