Category Archives: AmeriCorps

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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Carolyn Lynn Serves as an AmeriCorps Leader Guide

AmeriCorps Program Directors from across the state of Florida gathered in Tallahassee for the week-long Fall Program Directors Meeting and Training, hosted by Volunteer Florida. Carolyn Lynn, the Director of our Literacy Division, was invited to participate as a Leader … Continue reading

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J.E.B Stuart Middle explores the Tuskegee Airmen

The three day Salute to the Tuskegee Airmen event took place April 23rd-25th at J.E.B. Stuart Middle School, in part of the CIS AmeriCorps DREAM Project. Each day, the event began with TEAM UP students watching a continual viewing of … Continue reading

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Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

More than 120 volunteers, community leaders, and City of Jacksonville employees participated in the first annual Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service. The event kicked off with a proclamation by Mayor Brown declaring April 9, 2013 as the Mayors … Continue reading

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New project connecting local military to elementary and middle school students

The DREAM Project, part of the Duval Reads literacy tutoring program, has begun to build a connection between Duval County students and local military through two multi-day events that put active duty military volunteers in front of elementary and middle … Continue reading

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CIS Jacksonville staff training for a new school year

As the new school year approaches, the Communities In Schools of Jacksonville staff participated in two days of training to prepare for their upcoming roles in impacting dropout prevention.  Hosted by UNF’s College of Education and Dr. Larry Daniel, Dean … Continue reading

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End of Year Celebration: AmeriCorps DUVAL READS

“And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!” ~ Dr. Seuss                                                   … Continue reading

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