Find out why MWKF is more than just an afterschool program!

The MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation will be celebrating its 15 year anniversary on Friday, April 15, 2011 with an Open House Celebration for the community. Come out and meet the staff and students of MWKF and take a tour of the facility and programs. In 1997, MWKF served youth in the Jacksonville area, by offering FREE tennis lessons to local Boys & Girls Clubs. MWKF’s flagship program- the TnT (Tennis-n-Tutoring) afterschool program began in one small classroom in the Emmett Reed Community Center with just 25 students. In 2008, with supporters from the community, the MaliVai Washington Youth Center was built- a 9,400 square foot facility complete with classrooms, media center/computer room, kitchen, teen room, fitness center, library, administrative offices and community rooms. Today, the program has grown to more than 160 students in Kindergarten- high school. MWKF also offers several programs and events to the community at large.

Say 'No' to Saggy Pants in Jacksonville Event April 16

Say 'No' to Saggy Pants in Jacksonville Event April 16

This Community event is designed to get young and old men to refuse to wear their pants down within the entire Jacksonville area.

Bishop Jan D. Goodman is striving to make this happen for Jacksonville on April 16, 2011 at GATE WAY MALL, 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M.

For additional information, please email

"Show Your Library Some Love!" And Celebrate National Library Week April 10 - 16

Jacksonville Public Library customers saved more than $100 million last year by checking out library materials rather than buying them. Three times as many people visited the Jacksonville Public Library last year than attended all major Jacksonville live sporting events combined.  Nearly three EverBank Fields could be filled with the number of people who attended library programs last year. Librarians answered more than 1 million reference questions lending their expertise to help customers find the most credible answers quickly. For these reasons and many more, the Jacksonville Public Library invites the community to celebrate and take advantage of all the library has to offer during National Library Week.

Jacksonville Suns Announce 2011 Opening Day Roster

Jacksonville Suns Announce 2011 Opening Day Roster

The Jacksonville Suns, Double-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins, have announced the 2011 Opening Day roster, including nine players who played in at least one game during the 2010 Championship season.

Survivor Speak-Out & Art Show Tonight at 6:00 PM

The fight to end sexual violence in northeast Florida will take center stage in Jacksonville for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

Survivors of sexual assault will be speaking about their experiences, struggles and triumphs in an environment that we hope will foster the courage for other victims to speak out as well. Come be a part of this celebration of personal strength and help create a place where survivors can tell their stories without fear, shame or judgment. Jacksonville Men's Chorus performing & spoken word artists delivering their lyrical works of art! Light refreshments.

Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Cloth diapers have come a long way in the past ten years. An event, called the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011, already creating a buzz not only in North America, but all over the world, will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in locations all around the globe. The Great Cloth Diaper Change ( will set a world record for the most cloth diapers ever changed simultaneously.

Best of: St. Patrick's Day

Best of:  St. Patrick's Day

You lived it, you tasted it and heard it. You may still be recovering from it. Who had the best St. Patrick's Day food, drinks, music and overall experience in your neck of the woods?