COVID 19 Recovery Resources for Providers and Families

In response to the COVID-19 disaster and its impact on Duval County public schools, as well as youth programs and services, the Kids Hope Alliance has compiled a list of available resources, offered by state and federal agencies, private organizations, and non-profit organizations. We will try to keep it updated and accurate, as some of these programs, especially in

Gala Raises More Than $170K For Student Programs

On Friday, January 31st, Communities In Schools of Jacksonville celebrated 30 years of service with the Toast to the Tassel Gala. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront and presented by Nimnicht Family of Dealerships, raised more than $170,000 for afterschool programs and case management for local students.

The event

Jacksonville Recognized Nationally as Early Learning Community

Jacksonville is gaining national attention for the early learning initiatives of the Kids Hope Alliance (KHA), including professional development programs for childcare workers and systems-building efforts in the early childhood community. The city is in its second year of service as a faculty city with the National League of Cities (NLC), helping other cities around the country improve their

Mayor’s Youth at Work Partnership Launches Year-Round Internships

For this first time since its inception, the Mayor’s Youth at Work Partnership (MYAWP) is offering internships to local students during the school year.  Last Saturday, January 11, 2019, marked Day One for a new cohort of MYAWP interns. 32 students from Duval County attended the Opening Ceremony at the Kids Hope Alliance, pledging to “make a lasting impression”

Helping Children Heal in One of Jacksonville’s Deadliest Zipcodes

In late 2018, Fulterius King arrived at Susie Tolbert Elementary School with an important mission: to help young students struggling to cope with trauma. In just one year he would treat more than 100 students, many suffering from multiple adverse childhood experiences.

King, a 28 year-old mental health therapist from Daniel Kids, was placed at Susie Tolbert through the Full

Amy Buggle Retires After 30 Years at DLC Nurse and Learn

For the past three decades, Amy Buggle has led DLC Nurse and Learn in providing comprehensive care and services for local children with special needs. Since founding the organization in 1989, Amy has fostered a unique, educational space for children of all abilities, allowing their -parents the freedom to work and provide for their families

DLC has served more than 4000

JaxKids Book Club Celebrates 15 Years!


On December 1, 2019 the JaxKids Book Club celebrated its 15th year anniversary. Having distributed more than one million books to young children in Duval County, the innovative literacy program has helped develop critical early learning skills in Jacksonville’s youngest residents, preparing them for success in kindergarten and beyond.

JaxKids Book Club, a public-private partnership managed by the Kids

KHA and Partners to Provide Meals to Afterschool Programs

Jacksonville, Fla. – The Kids Hope Alliance (KHA), U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Florida Department of Health/Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs have partnered to provide approximately 2,500 children with free nutritious snacks and supper meals during after-school hours at the 37 locations listed below.

33rd Street Police Athletic League

KHA Receives $4 Million for Pediatric Medical and Mental Health

JACKSONVILLE, FL Kids Hope Alliance (KHA) received a $4M Children’s Mental Health System of Care (SOC) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide integrated physical and behavioral health services for children in Jacksonville. This grant will build on prior SAMHSA awards received by KHA to expand access to care for children and youth