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Left to Right: Jon Heymann (CEO JCC), Jenn McCombs (Rand Corporation), Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Mayor Lenny Curry, Prisilla Little (Wallace Foundation), Team Up student Jasmine Porter, Pam Paul (JPEF), Councilman Garrett Dennis, and Dawn Lockhart (COJ) at 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  [Read More]

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  [Read More]

  Thursday, May 26, 2016 Posted by: Admin 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  [Read More]

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  [Read More]

Florida Politics, December 29,2015 By A.G. Gancarski One of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s priorities has been public safety. But it’s a new school approach to law and order, one predicated on the assumption that Jacksonville can’t police our way out  [Read More]

Florida Times Union, Mon, Dec 28, 2015 By Tessa Duvall Millions of dollars are spent every year in Jacksonville to help children after school and over the summer. But a lack of coordination makes those efforts less effective than they  [Read More]

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, kids who get regular medical checkups and health care, including vaccinations, have better attendance rates and get better grades. As many parents know, back to school is also the  [Read More]

BreakTheIce is an interview series that connects students to Jacksonville’s community leaders.  We believe that students cannot truly be meaningfully involved in the community without knowing the people who lead, impact, and govern it. These interviews are meant to  [Read More]

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  [Read More]

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