Serving the residents of the Jacksonville Urban Core Communities.
In partnership with many community organizations, Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation provides services to help meet the needs of the community. Our programs and services include:
Disaster Recovery & Preparedness- In 2017, Hurricane Irma devastated residents of Northwest Jacksonville. Many residents and business owners are still coping with roof repairs, mold, loss of employment and even displacement. Through our Hurricane Irma Recovery initiative, residents and Business owners that were victimized by Hurricane Irma are connected to services to help them repair their homes. In addition, NJCDC strives to help Northwest Jax residents plan and prepare for natural disasters through workshops, events and technical assistance.
Community Health & Wellness- NJCDC recognizes that a vibrant healthy community not only contains affordable housing, clean neighborhoods, but also healthy people. We partner with organizations that have a vested interested in providing services, resources and tools to improve the lives of the residents of the northside of Jacksonville. Annually we host our Health & Neighborhoods’ Day in which numerous community organization residents come together to learn more about the health resources available to them. The day includes games, entertainment, health resources and a food giveaway.
Financial Literacy- As part of our economic development and housing initiatives, local residents can participate in our financial health & literacy workshop series to help improve their financial situation in hopes that they can apply and be approved for loans to start businesses or purchase a home.
Youth Engagement- Each year Northwest Jax CDC, partners with local youth-centered organizations to help underserved youth return back to school with the resources needed to be successful. NJCDC spends the summer collecting school supplies through our supply drive for the annual Back to School Giveaway.
Young Professionals’ Network- Through community service projects, NJCDC connects with young professionals and entrepreneurs to help make an impact in the local community. Young professionals volunteer at our local events and serve on planning committees for major community events.
Senior Services & Engagement- Over 66% of Northwest Jacksonville residents are over the age of 55 and live on fixed incomes. NJCDC partners with community organizations to provide senior-specific services to improve the quality of their lives. Opportunities include luncheons, healthy living resources and financial literacy opportunities.
Neighborhood Beautification Projects & Community Clean-ups- NJCDC is committed to improving the aesthetics of the community by committing efforts to make neighborhoods a cleaner and safer place. Alongside community volunteer groups, we host several community clean-ups that include trash and debris removal, landscaping and painting the homes of elderly and disabled residents.
Workforce Readiness & Development- As economic development opportunities return to Northwest Jacksonville, NJCDC provides opportunities for residents to sharpen their work-readiness skills to prepare them for job and career opportunities entering the urban sector.
Neighborhood Association Partnership- In partnership with 19 neighborhood associations, NJCDC strives to improve Northwest Jacksonville communities.
Arts & Culture- NJCDC recognizing the importance of how arts and culture plays in the local community, strives to incorporate into Northwest Jacksonville. Through the District of Soul initiative, NJCDC will attempt to bring community art projects to the area in the form of murals, statutes, insignia and hosting community cultural events to celebrate, honor and promote local artists.
Legal Services Referral- NJCDC works with organizations such as JALA and Three Rivers to provide referrals to individuals who may need legal services for themselves and their families.
Educational Workshops & Seminars- Free courses are regularly available that focus on strengthening families, building stronger communities, improving business and to sharpen professional skills are provided regularly to the community.
For more information about our programs or services please call 904.598.9196