Community Spirit

New Job Readiness Program for Former Foster Kids

Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) implemented in January a job readiness program for young adults ages 18 to 21 who have aged out of foster care.

STEP-UP (Skills, Training, Employment Preparation – Ultimate Paycheck) will serve 84 young adults from Duval, Nassau and Clay counties over six months. The new program is funded by a $250,000 federal grant recently awarded to FSS.

Public Survey for Health and Human Services Needs Assessment

The St. Johns County Health and Human Services Advisory Council is asking all St. Johns County residents to complete a survey to help assess health and human services needs in the community. All full or part-time residents are invited to participate. The brief survey is available on the County website at www.sjcfl.us or at any St. Johns County Public Library. The deadline to complete the survey is February 7, 2011.

St. Johns County Education Foundation Announces Newest Tutoring Program Coordinator

St. Johns County Education Foundation Announces Newest Tutoring Program Coordinator

This past December, the St. Johns County Education Foundation welcomed Brandee Anderson as the Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Program Coordinator. The SES is a tutoring program that provides free tutoring in reading and math to struggling students in the county.

St. Johns County Public Library Announces "Snapshot: A Day in the Life of Florida Libraries"

The St. Johns County Public Library System will be participating in “Snapshot: A Day in the Life of Florida Libraries” on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.  This state-wide project will illustrate the importance of libraries for Florida’s citizens through collection of statistics, stories and photographs. Participating branches throughout the state will host events in hopes of increasing library awareness.

Friends and Family to Fill the St. Johns County Administration Building on February 1, 2011

Art, music, friendship, and family connects the seven artists included in Friends and Family, the St. Johns Cultural Council’s newest Art in Public Spaces exhibit. The work will be on display in the Rotunda Gallery located in the St. Johns County Administration Building starting February 1, 2011.  

St. Augustine Air Shows announce 2011 Commemorative Poster Contest

St. Augustine Air Shows and Southeast Aero are calling all artists to submit their visions in a 2011 St. Augustine Air Show commemorative poster contest. The chosen artist will receive a cash prize of $750 sponsored by Southeast Aero Services, Inc.

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Seeks Volunteers

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Seeks Volunteers

If your New Year’s resolution includes finding a meaningful volunteer position, learning new skills and making new friends, you may find a perfect fit with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary the uniformed civilian volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard, is actively looking for volunteers interested in serving their country and their community.