Mayor Alvin Brown recently signed a bill that will increase Summer Camp Programs by 460 additional seats. This bill, introduced by Council Member Kimberly Daniels, was passed unanimously by City Council on Tuesday, June 24. The funding will be awarded to 12 summer camp providers to increase the number of seats available at their camps. The city currently sponsors 84 summer
JCC is now offering free Child I.D.’s to the community as a result of a partnership with New York Life’s Jacksonville General Office. The equipment and materials to run the program were donated to JCC by William Grub, managing partner of New York Life’s Jacksonville General Office.
Recently, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission was highlighted in The Florida Times Union as a key component to the success of a young lady living in Jacksonville. Children are given a chance to succeed due to the great work of JCC and other organizations. Check out the entire story of Jessica Broadway here.
More than 120 children from neighborhoods in Jacksonville’s Urban Core will be able to enroll in Head Start classes at the Don Brewer Early Learning Center this fall, thanks to a lease agreement between the Jacksonville Children’s Commission (JCC) and Lutheran Services of Florida (LSF).
For the first time since 2009, JCC is now accepting applications for youth related groups in need of funding for travel through the Youth Travel Trust Fund (YTTF). The YTTF is a fund established by the City of Jacksonville and administered by the Commission to offer financial support to school and community-based sports teams and performing groups travelling in
The Jacksonville Children’s Commission, the Office of Mayor Alvin Brown, grant partners from the Wallace Foundation and the National League of Cities will host the Boldly Soaring Beyond School Walls event on May 9 to celebrate the efforts of those supporting afterschool programs for local students.
Through significant support from The Wallace Foundation, Jacksonville Children’s Commission has developed a new website designed to greatly enhance citizens’ access to information about the myriad local services we provide, including afterschool programs.
Jon Heymann recently joined the Jacksonville Children’s Commission as the organization’s executive director. Heymann, who previously served as chief executive officer of Communities In Schools of Jacksonville for 14 years, boasts experience in education, children affairs and community outreach.
Heymann said he is excited to join the longstanding organization and further his commitment of supporting Duval County students.
Local advocates will count their steps for children’s issues starting at the Landing to City Hall. Local elected official will also be invited and asked to count the number of steps walked for children. Following the walk, join the ceremony that will include a presentation of a Resolution from City Council and a proclamation from Mayor Alvin Brown’s office,