The Jacksonville Job Corps is an educational, technical career and volunteering organization for students between the ages of 15 – 25. Students volunteer their time to community service after their training days and on weekends.
They have built raised flower beds for elementary schools and benches for outdoor gardens. They have volunteered at Dignity U Wear, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Mud Fest, the Tony Boselli Kid Mud Fest and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In December, students and staff did a Day of Caring at Summer Brook Nursing home in which they gave residents manicures and hand massages.
For the community, Job Corps is not only a resource for skilled labor but an awesome resource for young people willing to stand up and be a part of the solution. The students appreciate the feeling of giving back to community, and take pride in giving of themselves in service to others.