Curry names 6 to newly created Kids Hope Alliance

Mayor Lenny Curry on Wednesday named six people, including a former sheriff, and business and nonprofit leaders, to oversee the Kids Hope Alliance, the city’s newly formed agency that will carry out city-supported youth programs.

Curry’s appointments for the group’s board of directors are Nat Glover, Jacksonville former sheriff and outgoing president of Edward Waters College; Rebekah Davis, a registered

Where Jacksonville students can get free lunches this summer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With school out, the Duval County Health Department is teaming up with the Kids Hope Alliance to provide healthy lunches to children in need.

The Summer Food Service Program, also known as the “Summer Break Spot,” is aimed at feeding lunches to children under the age of 18 who might otherwise go hungry.

Erin Hess, interim health department

Jax Shines Launch

The Jax Shines Launch Event

The newly formed Jax Shines Coalition, which The Jacksonville Children’s Commission is a leading partner, hosted a Lunch & Launch event on September 22nd, at the Main Library. The purpose of the event was to unveil the results of a year-long analysis of Jacksonville’s afterschool and summer learning programs and introduced a strategic afterschool action plan to improve the

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Summer Learning Day

Governor Rick Scott recognized the importance of Summer Learning Day by creating a proclamation to make it a statewide celebration! Although Summer Learning Day is celebrated on July 14, 2016, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and our partners kicked off the Summer Learning Celebration on June 23, 2016. To see the photos from our summer learning day event, click here. To

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