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Recipient of Bernard V. Gregory Servant Leader Award Received “The World” That Came to Her

by Shelby Durden Jacksonville University Intern   When Elaine Carson was in college, she never imagined one day she would be helping refugees from all around the world transition into their normal life in the United States of America. An … Continue reading

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Global Youth Service Day 2013

Underprivileged children. Bullying. Homelessness. Disabilities. Human Trafficking. These are all serious issues facing the Jacksonville community. These were the issues the HandsOn Jacksonville Youth Leadership Council selected as their focus areas leading up to Global Youth Service Day 2013. These … Continue reading

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Volunteering Unites Us

By Dr. Judith Smith, President & CEO HandsOn Jacksonville Mayor Brown has declared April as Jacksonville Volunteer Appreciation Month; Governor Scott has declared it as Florida Volunteer Month; and President Obama will declare April 21-27 as National Volunteer Week across … Continue reading

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Eleanor Ashby – A Quiet But Powerful Force for GOOD in Jacksonville

A quiet, but powerful force for GOOD in Jacksonville, Eleanor Ashby has helped to mentor and shape many of our community’s civic and nonprofit leaders. Her journey as a community trustee in Jacksonville began in 1968 when she served as … Continue reading

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The Gator Bowl Association – Having Fun and Doing GOOD

How does an organization with a staff of 11 deliver 37 major events annually, including the hottest game in town – the Gator Bowl? It’s all about the volunteers. The Gator Bowl Association has a tradition in history of people … Continue reading

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Youth Leader, Nishtha Garg – Meeting Community Needs Through Creating Unity

“I hope at least to make people aware of each other; to create a better sense of unity among the people that I volunteer with, endeavoring to create a sense of community.  This sense of community can apply at any … Continue reading

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Tony Allegretti – Bringing Art, Culture and Beauty to Our City

When it comes to Jacksonville’s downtown revitalization, there is, perhaps, no one more revered than Tony Allegretti.  He is a leading advocate with a consistent mission to improve the quality of life in downtown Jacksonville.  As with most people whose … Continue reading

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Blueprint Participant Gives Inside View

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda Patch and I am the Coordinator of the Beaches Division of the JAX Chamber. In this blog I will be chronicling my experience as a member of the 2012 Blueprint for Leadership cohort. As … Continue reading

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Meet Our Board – Nancy Federico

HandsOn Jacksonville claims bragging rights to an amazing board of directors! We’d like you to get to know them all, so over the next few weeks we’ll be shining the spotlight on them. You’ll get an inside peek at who … Continue reading

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Meet Our Board – Ellen Wiss

HandsOn Jacksonville claims bragging rights to an amazing board of directors! We’d like you to get to know them all, so over the next few weeks we’ll be shining the spotlight on them. You’ll get an inside peek at who … Continue reading

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