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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.

Volunteers Needed to Drive Cancer Patients in Need To and From Treatments

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in great need of volunteers to drive local cancer patients to and from their lifesaving chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments.  An integral part of treating cancer successfully is making sure cancer patients receive their treatments, but many find making transportation arrangements is a challenge.  The American Cancer Society provided more than 3,100 cancer patients with rides to treatment in Florida last year, but there is a critical need for new volunteer drivers to keep up with the demand for transportation.

“There is a great need for people to help by picking up cancer patients from their home and transporting them to their nearby treatment centers,” said Patient Services Manager Suzanne Greer.  “If you have a car and even one hour a month, you can make a real difference in someone's life by becoming a driver."

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

Mayor Brown’s Learn2Earn and Social Media

Mayor Brown’s Learn2Earn and Social Media

Mayor Brown’s Learn2Earn and Social Media

Teaching Social Media safety, dangers of
Cyberbullying, Sexting and Texting the
realization from talking to teens in
attendance at Mayor Alvin Brown’s
Learn2Earn Experience at University of
North Florida; parents are not engaged as
they should be.  
Summer is not the time to let the brain drain,
but to rejuvenate and invigorate. Parents don’t
let Social Media take the place of learning
opportunities and importantly family time.

Technology and Social Media:
Social Media is playing a part in the dynamics
of families so parents must be aware, cautious and
diligent in keeping Social Media content safe and
friendly. Technology has become so invasive that
children will carry their phones and tablets everywhere
texting, photographing, video recording and interact
with their friends even while participating in family

Calling Teens and Adults for Poetry Jam

Calling Teens and Adults for Poetry Jam

Summer Performance of Poetry for Teens and Adults….

The Performance Poetry Summer Poetry Jam is a non-competitive event for ages 12 and up. On Wednesday, July 25th from 6pm to 7:30pm poetry will be performed, dramatized, expressed and illuminate the Main Library in the Hicks Auditorium.

LGBT and Women of Color Speak Out

LGBT and Women of Color Speak Out

The comments of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll have created a political firestorm of dialogue and controversy in the
LGBT community and for Women of Color. As accusations arise about her alleged “inappropriate sexual activity”, the truth may or may not be discovered.