Families

Orange Park Community Theatre Performance Benefits Area’s Abused, Abandoned and Neglected Children

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Orange Park Community Theatre on Sept. 26 will present a special performance of the play “Hotbed Hotel” by Michael Parker with all proceeds going to help local children in crisis.

Proceeds from the event will go directly to Voices for Children of the First Coast, a nonprofit organization that helps kids through the Guardian ad Litem program for the Fourth Circuit, including Clay, Duval and Nassau counties. The Guardian ad Litem program provides trained volunteers to represent the best interests of neglected and abused children as such cases go through the court system.

When: Thursday, Sept. 26 | Refreshments available at 7 p.m. and the play begins at 8 p.m.

Comparing child care costs: Can you afford an Au Pair?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- How impressed were we, to walk into the Hardages' home in Riverside and hear 2-year-old blond-haired, blue-eyed Olivia speaking Chinese as well as she does English.

"She picked up the language so quickly," says Olivia's mom, beaming with pride.

"And we have Chen to thank for it!"

24-year-old Chen Zhang has been a fourth addition to the Hardage household for the past year-and-a-half.

"The benefits for our family are great," explains mom and dad, Charlie and Elizabeth Hardage.

Chen has her own room in the Hardage home, shares meals -- she's considered more a member of the family than merely an employee.

Chen is what's called an au pair: a childcare worker -- very often from overseas -- who lives and works in the home, in exchange for salary, room and board.

Power of Blerds and Technology

Power of Blerds and Technology

The significance of technology for Blacks is seen in many aspects of society. Education, business, commerce, science, medical fields and even global marketing rely on the creating and sharing of digital content. Writing is important because of the ability to share information that engages, inspires and motivates, Blacks and the ability to write is important when competing in any aspect of business, education, medical field and science.

Social Media Training for Zeta Phi Beta Debutantes

Social Media Training for Zeta Phi Beta Debutantes

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated Debutantes participated in a Social Media and Internet  Safety workshop provided by William Jackson of My Quest To Teach. Young ladies in high school grades 9-12 are introduced to the college experience through various workshops during the year provided by Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

January National Stalking Awareness Month

January National Stalking Awareness Month

Who Is Stalking Your Child Online? The Internet is a reflection of our society, a representation of the world we explore, communicate interact and search. The good, the bad and the dangerous, the Internet has shown a reflection that exposes the dangerous and dirty side of online interaction.

MLK Breakfast and Black History Month

MLK Breakfast and Black History Month

Celebrating the birth and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual breakfast in Jacksonville, Florida is an honor. The opportunity for all faiths, cultures, generations, genders to engage in discussion, dialogue and sharing in unity the ideologies of men and women that worked tirelessly with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Why Men Should Mentor and Teach

Why Men Should Mentor and Teach

The need for more qualified male teachers is a serious issue in school systems nationally. Public, private, parochial and in higher education the demand for male teachers is high, but the availability of male teachers is small. There are multiple reasons, for the decline of men in education, to many to mention in this Blog.