JCC Offers Free Child I.D.’s to the Community

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.

The Child I.D. program is a national child identification program, which captures critical identification

Jessica Broadway

JCC Highlighted In The Florida Times Union

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.

Don Brewer

Don Brewer Early Learning Center Will Reopen In August

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).

“This public-private partnership will provide important benefits to families and children in East Jacksonville,” said

JCC Youth Travel Trust Fund

JCC Now Accepting Applications For Newly Reinstated Youth Travel Trust Fund

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

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 JaxKids.org

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