Community Spirit

A Testimony To Teachers

A Testimony To Teachers

The background music in High School graduations can appropriately use Marvin Sapps: Never Would Have Made It Without You…

“Never would have made it, never could have made it,
without you. I would have lost it all, but now I see how
you were there for me.”
Marvin Sapp

Camp for Children Coping with Homicide Receives Support from Community First Credit Union

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Community First Credit Union awarded a $1,000 Investing in You grant to Compassionate Families, Inc., to benefit Camp Maddie, its therapeutic camp that provides grief recovery and support services to children affected by homicide. Camp Maddie serves as a living memorial to Maddie Clifton, an eight-year-old Jacksonville girl who was brutally murdered by her young neighbor in 1998.

Remember Raines

Remember Raines

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste” is the quote from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the dedicated educators of Raines High School displayed in the documentary “We Remember Raines” cared about their students, encouraged student success and were role models in their communities. There was no “time to waste, only time to build young minds.” Raines has gone through a transformation of leading the state of Florida with scholars, scholar athletes, influential men and women that even in the 21st century are powerful in their authority and authoritative abilities to educate and help youth.

Children Dangerously Flirting Online

Children Dangerously Flirting Online

The access to online sites that promote innocent Flirting is drawing attention by law enforcement because of the growing incidents of rapes on minor boys and girls. This is scary as a parent and elementary school teacher. I present at workshops and seminars hoping to teach youth the dangers of online content and the
dangers of making unseen friendships.

Sites entice and encourage young girls and boys to flirt, but it is being found that older men are enticing young girls and even boys to meet face to face with dangerous results.

Two JU teams to take part June 19-22 in all-woman 2012 Air Race Classic

Two JU teams to take part June 19-22 in all-woman 2012 Air Race Classic

JU has not one but two teams taking part in the 2012 Air Race Classic, the only all-woman transcontinental air race, which traces its history to 1929.

Community First Credit Union Gives Human Trafficking Victims Support to Start Over

Community First Credit Union Gives Human Trafficking Victims Support to Start Over

 

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Community First Credit Union awarded a $1,000 Investing in You grant to Rethreaded, a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping women victims of the sex trade industry restart their lives economically and emotionally. The grant will be used to support the agency’s T-shirt recycling business, which employs women who are emerging from lives of addiction, violence, human trafficking and prostitution.

Rethreaded collects donated T-shirts and teaches women to recycle them into new products, including handbags, scarves, and rugs. The agency sells these items, along with other products made by women all over the world, through home parties that not only raise money to reinvest in the project, but also help educate others on the horrors of human trafficking. The $1,000 grant will help the organization purchase a new sewing machine and sewing supplies.