Jax First Lady, Molly Curry & Jax Children’s Commission launch 2016 JaxKids Book Club.


Thursday, May 26, 2016
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On June 1, 2016 Jacksonville’s first lady, Molly Curry will be helping the Jacksonville Children’s Commission launch the 2016 JaxKids Book Club. Mrs. Curry will be reading a Book Club original book to Pre-K Students at The Salvation Army (328 N Ocean Street, Jax, FL 32202). She will be reading to the children at

Children’s Commission CEO uses celebration as platform to say it can do more

Children’s Commission CEO uses celebration as platform to say it can do more

Florida Times Union
By Tessa Duvall
Thursday, April 21, 2016

At a celebration for all that the Jacksonville Children’s Commission has accomplished in its first 21 years, the head of the organization drove home the scope of the continued need for support of the city’s most at-risk kids.

“If this is


The Jacksonville Children’s Commission Celebrates 21 Years of Child and Family Services! Join the Celebration at City Hall on April 21st at 4:30pm!
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Jacksonville Children’s Commission focusing on role in crime prevention

By Tessa Duvall
January 20, 2016
Florida Times Union

The way the work of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission helps deter crime is poised to take a prominent place in the organization’s forthcoming strategic plan.

The group’s first strategic plan in five years began to take shape Wednesday at the commission’s annual retreat. The full plan will be laid out in a series of

New model increases student access to mental-health services

Moving Counselors into schools has referrals on track to double
By Tessa Duvall
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Florida Times Union

It wouldn’t be unusual to walk past Room 105 at Saint Clair Evans Academy before school starts and hear “The Electric Slide,” or maybe “The Cha Cha Slide,” coming from the other side of the door.

Inside, Tyrenia Cross has dragged her table and

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission Chooses to Invest in the Future

By S.Mathur

The mission of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission is “to support families in their effort to maximize their children’s potential to be healthy, safe, and educated and contributing members of the community”.

Victoria Carlucci, Communications Manager, outlines some of the ways in which the Commission fulfills its mission: “The Jacksonville Children’s Commission currently funds nearly

Jax Journey Revival Showing Successes Already

Florida Politics, December 29,2015
By A.G. Gancarski

One of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s priorities has been public safety. But it’s a new school approach to law and order, one predicated on the assumption that Jacksonville can’t police our way out of its problems, and one rooted in a revival of the Jacksonville Journey.

“It’s the right thing to do,” Curry has said.


Education groups look to future of after-school, summer programs

Florida Times Union, Mon, Dec 28, 2015
By Tessa Duvall

Millions of dollars are spent every year in Jacksonville to help children after school and over the summer. But a lack of coordination makes those efforts less effective than they can be, according to people who are setting out to change that.

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission has convened an Out

Jacksonville Children’s Commission CEO: “I don’t want kids to hurt like I did”

First Coast News 2016
Watch Interview Here

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville man has dedicated his life’s work to helping children. His passion comes from knowing firsthand what it’s like to be abused and exploited as a child.

For five years, Jon Heymann lived in the Athens Infant Asylum in Greece. His recollection of exactly what went on within the asylum’s