Events

Bullying and Suicides

Bullying and Suicides

Sunday, September 09, 2012 begins Suicide Prevention Week

Improve Public Education One By One

Improve Public Education One By One

Growth of community partnerships strengthens public education.


The Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) has established a presence that encourages dialogue about public education and the importance of sustaining and augmentating educational resources that are needed in the 21st century classrooms of Jacksonville’s public schools.

Area Rescue Asking Residents to “Show Some HeART” this Summer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Golden Retriever Emergency Assistance Team (G.R.E.A.T.) will host Show Some HeART Saturday, Aug. 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. Taking place at LIT Downtown Jacksonville, the canine-themed art event will benefit the organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing Golden Retrievers.  Tickets for the event are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Teen and Young Adult Heath Summit

Teen and Young Adult Heath Summit

What is the Truth About “Becky and Teddy”

JCCI Forward and We Remember Raines

JCCI Forward and We Remember Raines

JCCI Forward and We Remember Raines

A community is democratic only when the humblest
and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil,
economic, and social rights that the biggest and most
powerful possess.  Philip Randolph

An evening to Remember….

Education is the great equalizer, an equitable
educational system is needed to empower and engage
learning equally for all students. William Jackson

The opportunity to share in dialogue about the
progressive nature and transformative events of the
past 30 years. How public education has taken a turn
for the better or worse. The historical changes from
policies, desegregation, parental involvement and
faculty accountability. These elements have a profound
effect not just on Raines, but Duval County Public Schools
and the move from a traditional Southern mentality towards
educational diversity and inclusion.

Mayor Alvin Brown’s Learn2Earn Experience

Mayor Alvin Brown’s Learn2Earn Experience

I was proud and energized to be an instructor with
Mayor Alvin Brown’s Learn2Earn Experience.
L2E was a two week academic and social experience
promoting the value of higher education.

An immersion program attended by over 200 selected
high school students throughout Duval County Public
Schools, many of whom are seeking to be the first in
their family to go to college.

Opening their academic doors were Jacksonville
University and the University of North Florida.
During these engaging weeks students were provided
the opportunity to experience firsthand college life
experiences. Students lived in the dorms with their
chaperones, learned and participated in educational,
cultural and social events just as traditional college
students.

The Learn2Earn curriculum included:
My College Self, Career Research, Finding the Right Major,
Cash for College and College Fit and Selection.
A special week long component provide by

The Blood On Your Voter ID Card

The Blood On Your Voter ID Card

The Blood On Your Voter ID Card