Cheers to Susan Main, CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Duval, for winning a notable honor.

 

Main recently received the Early Learning Champion award from the Association of Early Learning Coalitions.

The award noted Main’s work in leading the Duval region’s early learning coalition, which provides pre-school education for thousands of low-income children throughout the county.

Congratulations to Main, who has been tireless in helping so many children get the educational head start they need.

AFTER-SCHOOL BOOST

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission has made a huge difference through its after-school program.

And its work has been boosted by a new five-year, $3.5 million grant from the Florida Department of Education.

The state funds will allow the children’s commission to develop new after-school sites at Windy Hill, Jacksonville Heights and Ramona Boulevard Elementary schools by next year.

It currently operates 65 after-school programs throughout our area.

The grant is great news for our kids and our community as a whole.

HELPING HOMEBUYERS

Cheers to Family Foundations of Jacksonville for continuing its fine work to educate and inform homebuyers throughout our community.

Recently, some 60 people attended homebuying workshops hosted by Family Foundations at the University of North Florida.

The workshops covered everything from how to properly save up for a home to applying for various available loan programs.

HONOR FOR RUMMELL

From founding the One Spark Festival to playing a key role in helping Jacksonville land Super Bowl XXXIX, local financier and developer Peter Rummell has been a transformational figure in our city.

So it’s more than fitting that Rummell has received the Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Visionary Leader Award.

Rummell was presented with the award during the institute’s annual banquet held at WJCT’s studios.

Congratulations to Rummell for a richly deserved award!