Category Archives: AmeriCorps

Local Professionals Encourage the Importance of Literacy

Students at Mayport Middle School recently participated in the “Literacy in the Workplace” Workshop hosted by Communities In Schools and D.R.E.A.M. Project/VetSuccess AmeriCorps. Volunteers and the occupations they represented were wide-spanning: active military and veterans, local attorneys, NCAA athletes for … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Ceremonies Honor the Fallen for Memorial Day

D.R.E.A.M./VetSuccess AmeriCorps worked with Communities In Schools to honor Service Men and Women for Memorial Day at two events. Ceremonies took place at both Stilwell Academy, on May 22nd, and Mayport Middle School, on May 26th. Over 1,300 students from … Continue reading

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Literacy Division Celebrates Outstanding Students

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville staff and Americorps volunteers celebrated the achievements of some our most outstanding students who participate in the AmeriCorps Literacy Division at the Unlocking Potential to Greatness ceremony. AmeriCorps alumni and TEAM UP Project Manager Wade Johnson opened the event … Continue reading

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Communities In Schools Plans and Builds New Playground at Long Branch Elementary with Help of Community Partners

  Can you imagine an elementary school without a safe playground to play on? Well that was a reality at Long Branch Elementary until Communities In Schools stepped in with a partnership from KaBOOM! and CarMax. Long Branch Elementary, a … Continue reading

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Terry Parker Career Day

Students involved in the Communities In Schools of Jacksonville Student Enrichment Program at Terry Parker High School got to take part in a new career day initiative being started through our partnership with AT&T, CHAMPS, and community mentors. Students got … Continue reading

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Jacksonville’s 5th Annual Children’s Week Advocacy Walk

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville staff and our AmeriCorps volunteers participated in the Jacksonville Kids Coalition ‘s 5th Annual Children’s Week Advocacy Walk. More than 300 participated in the walk from Hemming Park to the Jacksonville Landing supporting students from … Continue reading

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“Celebrating African Americans in the Military” held at the Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville’s Dream Project and the VetSuccess AmeriCorps program hosted the “Celebrating African Americans in the Military” on February 26th and 27th at the Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership. The event promoted the students understanding of … Continue reading

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CIS of Jax Celebrates 25 Years with the Silver Gala

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville celebrated 25 years of service to Jacksonville’s youth on Thursday, February 5, 2015 with more than 430 supporters, funders and volunteers during The Silver Gala. The night was bright, bright with the success of an … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Literacy Tutors Celebrate the End of the Year!

  Our Literacy program hosted their annual End of the Year Celebration at Biltmore Elementary. The day was filled with inspirational messages and heartfelt testimonies from students and tutors. The walls were decorated with colorful posters from motivated student readers. … Continue reading

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UPS Supports Literacy at S.A. Hull Elementary

Local employees of UPS, the world-wide shipping & logistics corporation, volunteered at S.A. Hull Elementary for the first Reading Day of the year for our Literacy Division.Visitors were greeted by our S.A. Hull TEAM UP after-school drum line and cheerleaders, … Continue reading

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