Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Shands Jacksonville Gateway Wellness and Education Center

Shands Jacksonville recently launched a new wellness center inside the Gateway Town Center complex on Norwood Avenue.  War on Poverty-Florida was instrumental in organizing the efforts for a medical pavilion in the center, as part of the Building a Healthy Community initiative.  News from the opening was highlighted in the Florida Times-Union. Link to full article >>
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Community Action Helping Individuals Prosper

Great op-ed piece in the Florida Times-Union today...
People can't begin to climb out of poverty if they don't know how not to keep digging themselves in deeper - and if they don't know how to use their own assets as a ladder to escape.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

FABC Network Weaving Circle

 Florida Asset Building Coalition (FABC) in partnership with the Florida Legislative Black Caucus and the Minority Supplier Development Council are hosting a Regional Network Weaving Circle on Thursday November 18th in Orlando, Florida.  The meeting will be held 1:00 – 4:30 pm at the Omni Hotel Champions Gate, and followed by a networking event at 5:30 p.m.

This is the fourth in a series of Network Weaving Circles aimed at engaging people and communities around a common vision of economic independence and economic security, defining asset building and assessing readiness, and identifying issues, strategies and priorities for the area.  The anticipated outcome of these forums is a series of implementation and advocacy efforts focused on systemic change.

War on Poverty-Florida serves as coordinating agency for FABC. FABC began in 2008 as a state partner with the Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition (SRABC) supported by the Ford Foundation. The main goal is to establish a network and statewide coalitions in the Southern Black Belt region for mobilizing organizations and coalitions around advocacy and support for policies and programs designed to address the devastating economic impacts of persistent poverty, hurricanes, and land loss.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

We were featured in Regions Corporate Responsibility Report

The War on Poverty-Florida was recently featured in Regions Bank Corporate Responsibility Report.  Check out our profile and Executive Director Karen Landry on page 4 of the PDF. Click to download >