Community Spirit

Remember Raines

Remember Raines

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste” is the quote from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the dedicated educators of Raines High School displayed in the documentary “We Remember Raines” cared about their students, encouraged student success and were role models in their communities. There was no “time to waste, only time to build young minds.” Raines has gone through a transformation of leading the state of Florida with scholars, scholar athletes, influential men and women that even in the 21st century are powerful in their authority and authoritative abilities to educate and help youth.

Children Dangerously Flirting Online

Children Dangerously Flirting Online

The access to online sites that promote innocent Flirting is drawing attention by law enforcement because of the growing incidents of rapes on minor boys and girls. This is scary as a parent and elementary school teacher. I present at workshops and seminars hoping to teach youth the dangers of online content and the
dangers of making unseen friendships.

Sites entice and encourage young girls and boys to flirt, but it is being found that older men are enticing young girls and even boys to meet face to face with dangerous results.

Developing Leaders of NAIOP Hosts Volunteer construction day with HabiJax

Developing Leaders of NAIOP Hosts Volunteer construction day with HabiJax

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – NAIOP of Northeast Florida’s Developing Leaders, the young professionals group of the region’s commercial real estate trade association, recently hosted a volunteer construction day with HabiJax. The event was part of the group’s annual Volunteer Day, during which members give back to the local community.

“The Developing Leaders are a vital component of NAIOP and we are proud of their commitment to the community,” said Gordon Steadman, 2012 president of NAIOP of Northeast Florida. “The success of this annual event proves their dedication to contributing to the greater good of Jacksonville.”

Thirteen members of the Developing Leaders attended the build, which took place at a construction site in northwest Jacksonville at 2165 Brooklyn Road. Following the project, members hosted a social at Bold City Brewery, with a portion of every beer sold going to HabiJax on behalf of NAIOP.

Teams and sponsors needed for fundraiser to benefit area homeless

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – City Rescue Mission (CRM) will host the fourth annual Champions Challenge Golf Tournament on Monday, August 27, 2012 at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach. The tournament raises money to fund programs and initiatives that help the homeless and needy in Northeast Florida get off the streets and back on their feet. City Rescue Mission does not receive any local, state or federal funding and is currently seeking supporting sponsors and tournament teams.

Duval County Sheriff John Rutherford participates in prayer-­‐walking through Jacksonville

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Sheriff John Rutherford will share the very positive impact that citizens Prayer Walking their neighborhoods in Jacksonville has had on overall crime reduction in the City. The Sheriff will also share how concentrated prayer on the Panama Park area of our community has been correlated with verified reductions in criminality in that community. These findings are a basis for expanding the Adopt-Your-Street Prayer Walking Movement across the entire Jacksonville Metropolitan area.