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Communities In Schools of Jacksonville CEO Jon Heymann Wins National Dropout Prevention Award

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville CEO Jon Heymann Wins National Dropout Prevention Award

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Communities In Schools of Jacksonville CEO Jon Heymann is one of two individual winners in the United States to win the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) Crystal Star Award of Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention and Prevention. Heymann accepted the award at the 24th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference luncheon on Oct. 16 in Orlando, Fla.

Rise of the Rockets at Andrew Robinson Elementary

Rise of the Rockets at Andrew Robinson Elementary

Congratulations to Andrew Robinson Elementary for being the FIRST Elementary School in DCPS to be honored National Elementary Honor Society

Local Conference Seeks to Nurture Blooming Community Gardens Trend on the First Coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Today’s tough economy, combined with an increasing focus on eating healthy and organic foods, have made community gardening one of the hottest trends in urban areas across the country.

Second Harvest North Florida and Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens are working together to nurture that trend in Jacksonville. They are collectively sponsoring the inaugural Northeast Florida Community Gardens Conference on Nov. 3.

Bullying, An American Shame

Bullying, An American Shame

The United States is stated to be the most powerful country in the world. This power is seen first in the Trillion dollar military forces that circle the world,reinforcing American foreign policies and those of our allies.

WAKE UP BLACK YOUTH

The events of Thursday, October 25th that happened at Buffalo Wild Wings should NEVER have happened.

As my family and I sat waiting on our meals, the football players from First Coast High School entered. Their friends and some family members entered after winning against Raines High School. That was not the issue, their victory was won fair through an athletic contest.

Strom River Jam to rock JU Nov. 5 with Chroma and more at new Larry Strom Amphitheatre

Strom River Jam to rock JU Nov. 5 with Chroma and more at new Larry Strom Amphitheatre

What: The Strom River Jam is a free public music fest with a lineup of exciting Dolphinium Records artists, including popular East Coast band Chroma and American Idol Season 8 contestant AJ Neaher. The event includes recognition of Jacksonville University alumnus Larry Strom, whose generous donation made possible the newly opened Larry Strom Amphitheatre on Dolphin Green at JU. The fest is also serving as a “learning lab” for JU Artist and Concert Management students, who are helping plan its promotion, merchandising, sales and logistics. JU students will be served dinner on the river as well. Concessions will be available.

When: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

Where: Larry Strom Amphitheatre, Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N.

When Daddy Dances Daughters Smile

When  Daddy Dances Daughters Smile

“Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the God and the weight of her world.” John Mayor

The importance of fathers can never be disputed nor downplayed in a child’s life. There are many committees,
organizations, groups, and clubs that support the growth and development of girls and young women locally and nationally.