Boldly Soaring Beyond School Walls

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.

The event will recognize key contributors who have supported the Commission’s afterschool programs as

The Wallace Foundation

Grant Funds New Website

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.

The Wallace Foundation in 2012 awarded the Children’s Commission a four-year capacity building grant to strengthen our efforts to provide poor, urban children with more high-quality afterschool

Jon Heymann - Executive Director At JCC

JCC’s New Executive Director

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.

“My passion in

Children Week Celebration At JCC

Jax Children Advocates Celebrate Children’s Week

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, 

Welcome to the New

We are working hard to make the Children’s Commission more responsive and more helpful for both the citizens we serve as well as the local nonprofits we work with in helping to improve the health, safety and education of local kids. As part of that effort we have recently launched new online resources including a new website for our