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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]

First Coast News 2016 Watch Interview Here JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville man has dedicated his life’s work to helping children. His passion comes from knowing firsthand what it’s like to be abused and exploited as a child. For  [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]

Watch our recent appearance on News4Jax! Scroll to the bottom of the page for the full video. “The programs are very affordable, they’re free,” explained Jon Heymann, CEO of Jacksonville Children’s Commission. The programs are available in 35 out  [Read More]

Originally Posted at youthtoday.org 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]

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission is providing notice to the community of its intent to submit an application for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC) Request for Proposal provided by the Florida Department of Education:  http://www.fldoe.org/schools/family-community/activities-programs/21st-century-community-learning-center/rfp.stml View the public notice  [Read More]

Children can focus on learning when they don’t have to think about their hunger! Last year 630,000 dinners were provided for 7,200 children through after school and summer programs.

By Associated Press on January 2, 2015 – http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/172822 A federal judge has ruled that Florida’s health care system for impoverished and disabled children violates several U.S. laws. In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan said lawmakers had  [Read More]

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