2016-12-01

2016 has flown by! As we get ready to close out this year, take a look back at some of our favorite moments and memories.

 

January 18 - MLK Day: Over 300 people came together for a day of community service at Highlands Middle School in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. See storify here

 

January 19-22 - Mid Year Summit: A week of learning, reflecting, and planning our Leadership After City Year!

ACMs learning and enjoying MYS

 

March 4 - School House Soiree: A celebration of the power of #makebetterhappen. See all the photos here

 

March 10 - Volunteer Florida Visit: Hosting Volunteer Florida at the Leadership Academies at Eugene J. Butler Middle School for a morning. Check out the Times Union Article on their visit.

 

March 23 - #WithLoveJax Spring Break: Spending Spring Break spreading a little extra positivity around Jacksonville (Check out the hashtag & @withlove_world for more inspiration)

#withlovejax photos, chalk & cards

 

May 6 - Unity Rally in Hemming Park: Demonstrating spirit, discipline, purpose and pride. 

Photo of Unity Rally

 

June 10 - Graduation: Celebrating the end of the service year for the 100 AmeriCorps members who gave a year to #makebetterhappen.

Photos from 2016 graduation

 

July 11-15 - Summer Academy & Best of City Year: Staff and Team Leaders spent a week in Boston to learn and build community. The week’s highlight was definitely winning our second Best of City Year Award!

CYJax TLs & Staff at Summer Academy in Boston winning Best Of Award

 

August 15 - First Day of the School Year: This year we welcomed 120 AmeriCorps members to serve at 12 Duval County Public Schools. On the first day of the school year, staff traveled to all 12 schools to deliver a little extra cheer and wish everyone good luck! Meet the team and this year's goals on the blog here.  

Photos from the first day of school

 

September 14 - Opening Day: Friends, families, partners and supporters joined us to celebrate City Year Jacksonville's birthday and kick off the new school year and the induction of a new corps. 

All 120 AmeriCorps Members  before Opening Day

 

November 2 - Generation Wow: Bringing together girls from City Year led clubs at four high school partners to Generation Wow event. 

Genwow event photos

 

November 8 - Florida Blue and Jacksonville Jaguars Take Over: Florida Blue, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Florida Dairy Council, Subway and City Year partnered to bring a day of fun health programming to the students at Susie Tolbert Elementary School.

Photos from school takeover at STES

 

Nov 21 -  THE PLAYERS Giving Back Month: THE PLAYERS put on an exciting golf clinic with Jim Furyk and Superintendent Nikolai Vitti at North Shore Elementary School.  

THE PLAYERS event at North Shore

 

We are looking forward to another exciting year in 2017!

 

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