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Category: Community News

Kids can’t vote, but you can

By Michelle Braun, president and CEO, United Way of Northeast Florida     One of my favorite quotes is from one of my favorite champions…

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Ax Handle Saturday and the Racial Residue That Still Persists

Rodney L. Hurst Sr. and Rudy F. Jamison Jr. address the 60th anniversary of the Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP 1960 sit-Ins.

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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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United Way CEO: ‘I don’t want to go back to normal’

We are all craving “normal” right now. But I’d like to propose a new normal.

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City Year volunteer hopes to make a lasting impact on local youths

Though young, Jessica Rainer, City Year Jacksonville volunteer, has spent many years of her life serving others and eventually, discovered her passion for improving the lives of youth.

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Volunteer handy man uses ordinary skills to make an extraordinary difference

Never seen without a smile, his pick-up truck and a toolbox, Peter Madorma has dedicated more than five years of service at Pace Center for Girls in Jacksonville.

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Local 23-year old volunteer undeterred by cerebral palsy; finds creatives ways to support community

Despite the challenges he faces living with cerebral palsy, the 23-year old Children’s Home Society volunteer doesn’t let anything stop him from giving back and making a difference in his community.

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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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Eastside children treated to a special MLK birthday party

By Jordan Mullens Smiles and sounds of laughter brought much needed warmth to a chilly winter day at Oakland Terrace on Jacksonville’s Eastside last week….

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