Edward Waters College

Edward Waters College

Monday First Coast Connect we spoke with new Edward Waters College President Zachary Faison. He is the youngest president of a historically black college in the country (01:06).

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with outgoing We Care Jacksonville Executive Director Dr. Sue Nussbaum along with her successor Susan King, the former Executive Director at Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry. They discussed the Affordable Care Act and the need to provide healthcare for Jacksonville’s poor and homeless (01:13).  

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Over 75 vendors will be at Edward Waters College Saturday morning for the 10th Annual Back to School Giveway.

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A lack of employment opportunity, an excess of generational poverty and lack of access to financial institutions  — and the fiscal literacy they provide — makes it difficult for many families to see their way out of hardship.

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Edward Waters College is participating in a national pledge to provide debt-free schooling to 100 students.

The school announced Tuesday it is offering what’s called the College Promise, with the help of $356,000 in state funding.

But that appropriation will cover just one year of the program.

photo left: Via Edward Waters College / photo right: Lindsey Kilbride - WJCT News

Edwards Waters College announced Wednesday that Dr. A. Zachary Faison Jr. has been selected as the 30th President and CEO of Jacksonville’s historically black college.

Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union columnist Mark Woods, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT contributor Fred Matthews (01:06).

Ahead of this weekend’s Phoenix Rising Festival we spoke with Phoenix Arts District founder Christy Frazier and event coordinator Ari Gaskin (46:00).     

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Candidates for the top job at Jacksonville’s only historically black college will meet with students and faculty Wednesday.

Edward Waters College has named the two finalists to replace outgoing President Nat Glover.

Friday on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable featured Mark Woods from The Florida Times-Union, Charles Griggs from the Jacksonville Free Press and WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride (01:53).

We heard about an event this weekend at the Jacksonville Landing to help Puerto Rico victims of Hurricane Maria and also spoke with author Steve Werlin, who wrote “To Fool the Rain: Haiti’s Poor and Their Pathway to a Better Life.”

Jacksonville Historical Society president Alan Bliss and Jacksonville attorney Michael Fisher with the Haitian advocacy group Fonkoze spoke about Haitian relief (28:31).              

Jacksonville AARP Field Coordinator Justine Conley talked about an upcoming race in downtown Jacksonville in conjunction with the YMCA (39:40).

Ahead of his appearance this weekend at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show we spoke with “This Old House” host Kevin O’Connor (43:56).

      

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The President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville will be stepping down.

Thursday Dr. Nat Glover announced he will retire as president after securing an $8.5 million investment in the college in Jacksonville's 2017 - 2018 budget, which was approved by City Council Tuesday night.

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A Jacksonville City Council member is pushing back against one of Mayor Lenny Curry’s budget priorities, saying he may even vote against the entire budget.

Councilman Danny Becton is taking issue with spending $8.4 million on Jacksonville's historically black college, Edward Waters.


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Four Jacksonville projects aimed at making residents healthier are getting a collective $444,000 boost from the Humana Foundation.


  Today on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable included Dan Scanlan from the Florida Times-Union, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and David Cawton (01:10), reporter for the Jacksonville Financial News and Daily Record. Duval Audubon Society Education Director Brett Moyer (38:48) told us about the large flock of purple martins that have been roosting in downtown Jacksonville the past several weeks, and artist Gabriel Dawe (45:19) discussed his new exhibit on display in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s atrium.  


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Students at Raines and Ribault high schools on Jacksonville’s Northside will be able to take college-level criminal justice classes in the fall taught by professors from Edward Waters College.

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Residents of Jacksonville’s New Town neighborhood and Urban Core were invited to Edward Waters College Wednesday to learn about eating healthy on a budget.

The event was part of the 4-H “Food Smart Families” program that teaches low-income families about budgeting for their health.


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