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Author: Jasmine Souers

Local Light: Northeast Florida Volunteer Pursues Equity Through Agricultural and Racial Advocacy

Diallo-Sekou Seabrooks fights for equity by speaking to local representatives about the challenges faced in his community and championed solutions to social injustice such as body cameras for Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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Local Light: Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry Volunteers are “Real-Life Heroes”

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities food pantry volunteers have worked tirelessly to make sure individuals facing food insecurity in Jacksonville do not have to go hungry.

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Local Light: “Rock Star” Volunteer Honors Mother by Serving Holocaust Survivors

Cecilia Cristol started volunteering with Jewish Family & Community Services because their work in the community with Holocaust survivors deeply moved me and is very personal as my mother is a Holocaust survivor.

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Local Light: Northeast Florida Volunteer Continues Grandmother’s Legacy of Service

Since 2018, Steffen has been an invaluable asset as a volunteer in United Way’s Volunteer and Community Engagement department.

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Local Light: East Jacksonville Changemaker Brings Compassion to Community

Nominated by the Kids Hope Alliance, Honey’s day-to-day schedule is built around serving residents in need in the Historic East Jacksonville community.

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Miller Electric contributes $1 million to United Way to advance race, equity and social justice in Northeast Florida

The Jacksonville-based, family-owned company joins United Way of Northeast Florida in powering the next generation of race, equity and social justice in the community.

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Sleeping Giant: Evictions loom in Northeast Florida

What many do not realize is eviction has a devastating “snowball effect” on a person’s life.

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Together united, we must follow through

We pledge to work even harder to dismantle unjust systems and to work with current and new partners in new ways to reimagine and build a just and resilient community.

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New report underscores more than a third of Northeast Florida struggled to make ends meet before COVID-19

Before the onset of COVID-19, more than one third of residents in Northeast Florida struggled to make ends meet. In this time of COVID-19 disruption, the data suggests these numbers could now be significantly higher.

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Why you should support The Melanin Market in Eastside Jacksonville

With the purpose of showcasing local minority-led nonprofits, entertainers and artistry, The Melanin Market, organized by Angie Nixon and Dawn Curling, brings joy to all who visit, especially the neighboring members of the community.

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