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Project SOS Surpasses $200,000 Fundraising Goal at Annual Grand Anchor Gala

Project SOS, now a Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida program, surpassed its $200,000 fundraising goal at the New Orleans-themed Grand Anchor Gala held at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club on Saturday, Feb. 24.

The annual fundraiser celebrated 25 years of serving First Coast teens and raised money for Project SOS programs and new Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida facilities designed to assist the community. The two organizations merged in the summer of 2017.

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“GANGS CAN’T HAVE OUR KIDS!” Mayor Proposes Funding to For Unmet Afterschool Programming Needs

August 17 – Following continued discussions and collaborations with Duval County Public Schools, city council members, and providers, Mayor Lenny Curry has announced his commitment to supporting the unmet after school programming needs facing numerous communities. With his proposed recommendation to City Council of $2.69 million in additional funds, 21 sites throughout Jacksonville could now open, serving approximately 1,720 additional children.

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Left: Mayor Lenny Curry; CM: Reggie Brown; Right: BGCNF CEO, Paul Martinez

Left: Mayor Lenny Curry; CM: Reggie Brown; Right: BGCNF CEO, Paul Martinez