Giving Tuesday Campaign to Fund Fruit Orchard

November 22, 2023

From the Seeds of Kindness Grows a Garden of Hope Much of Jacksonville’s urban core is a food desert where fresh and nutritious food remains out of reach for many.…

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United Way Commits $10M to Housing for All People

November 15, 2023

Groundwork Jacksonville was honored to be part of the United Way of Northeast Florida’s announcement of $10 million to improve the Jacksonville ecosystem for housing ownership and affordable housing opportunities.…

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Groundwork Jacksonville Welcomes Two New Board Members

November 6, 2023

Groundwork Jacksonville welcomes two new members to the volunteer Board of Directors. According to Board Chair, Kerri Stewart, “I’m honored to welcome Marisa Brighton and Sylvia Perry to the Board…

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COJ, GWJ and JTA MOU Outlines Future Development of the Emerald Trail

October 27, 2023

The City of Jacksonville, Groundwork Jacksonville, and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) have announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the future design and development of the Emerald Trail.

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Emerald Trail 5K/10K September 30

September 30, 2023

The 4th Annual VyStar Emerald 5K/10K presented by JTC Running and 1st Place Sports was the biggest yet, with more than 750 runners, walkers and cyclists hitting the streets downtown,…

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Green Team Finishes a Fun and Rewarding Summer

August 4, 2023

By Kendall Ford, Green Team Youth Leader Greetings, eco-enthusiasts! How has your summer been? If you were to ask our 21 Green Team Apprentices who came together for eight weeks of…

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Swisher Commits $500K to Emerald Trail S-Line

July 3, 2023

On June 28, Groundwork Jacksonville and Swisher, a family-owned company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, announced Swisher’s $500,000 commitment to the Emerald Trail. The donation, which is designated to the S-Line…

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Meet New GWJax Board Chair and Vice Chair

June 16, 2023

Groundwork Jacksonville is pleased to introduce Kerri Stewart, Board Chair and Debbie Johnson Vice Chair. Both are beginning their two-year terms. Kerri Stewart is Chief Strategy Officer Chief Strategy Officer…

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GWJax Awarded More than $5.7 Million for Creek

May 4, 2023

Groundwork Jacksonville has been awarded two grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the restoration of Hogans and McCoys Creeks totaling more than $5.7 Million. The grants…

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DeAndre McCray Joins GWJax as Vista Americorp Steward

May 4, 2023

GWJax is pleased to welcome DeAndre McCray, Vista Americorp Steward, to work with Gloria McNair, Manager of Community Engagement & Equity. DeAndre, or “Drakey” as his grandmother affectionately calls him, is…

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