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Don Brewer

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)  [Read More]

JCC 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  [Read More]

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  [Read More]

The Wallace Foundation

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  [Read More]

Jon Heymann - Executive Director At JCC

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.  [Read More]

Children Week Celebration At JCC

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  [Read More]

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  [Read More]

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