Setting Standards for Out-of-School Time

Originally Posted at on 7/17/15

Children fan out across the tennis courts at the MaliVai Washington Youth Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Founded by tennis star MaliVai Washington, the center offers an after-school program called TnT (Tennis-n-Tutoring) where kids learn the sport. Not only do they hone their athletic skills, they also gain life skills and get academic support.

On the

Public Notice- 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission is providing notice to the community of its intent to submit an application for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC) Request for Proposal provided by the Florida Department of Education:

View the public notice here

JCC Responds to Growing Childhood Hunger

Children can focus on learning when they don’t have to think about their hunger! Last year 630,000 dinners were provided for 7,200 children through after school and summer programs.

Judge: Florida’s health care for needy kids violates U.S. laws

By on January 2, 2015 –

A federal judge has ruled that Florida’s health care system for impoverished and disabled children violates several U.S. laws.

In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan said lawmakers had for years set the state’s Medicaid budget at an artificially low level, causing pediatricians and other

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Event

Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 8, 2014
– The City of Jacksonville, Cover Jacksonville, Enroll America and the Health Planning Council will jointly host an open enrollment event Saturday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. at Regency Square Mall. Spanish-speaking Navigators will be available throughout the event.

The public and small business owners can learn more about their options to enroll for quality

Get Covered America

Sen. Gibson, Community Health Groups, Regency Mall to Kickoff Second Open Enrollment Period

Local public-private coalition holding press conference to launch second Affordable Care Act enrollment period beginning November 15

JACKSONVILLE, FL – With the second Affordable Care Act open enrollment period just a couple days away, Get Covered America, Sen. Audrey Gibson, Cover Jacksonville, the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida and the Regency Square Mall will be holding a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony

Afterschool Program Locator Tool

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission (JCC) and the City’s Information Technology GIS (Geographical Information Systems) group have created an online Afterschool Program Locator Tool to help families identify a conveniently located afterschool program. The Afterschool Program Locator Tool provides families with an easy to use and intuitive site to quickly learn which afterschool programs are

Childcare Centers Provide High Quality Summer Learning Experiences

Some parents and teachers want children to be able to ‘play’ all summer and just enjoy themselves. But research tells us that when children, even young children, are not engaged in educational activities in the summer they can experience a drop in their academic skills. This is what the experts call the ‘Summer Slide’. Fotunatley, the ‘Summer Slide’ can

Jax Receives NLC Grant

Jacksonville, FL was one of eight cities selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) to participate in the Cities Expanding Health Access to Children and Families (CEHACF) Initiative!

CEHACF will help cities implement comprehensive campaigns to reduce the uninsured rate for children and families in each of the selected cities. Families with health insurance reduce emergency room visits, avoid