PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville is located in Duval County and was founded in 1985. Since opening, PACE Jacksonville has served over 3,000 girls. The center is located at 2933 University Blvd N, across from Jacksonville University. PACE accomplishes its goals through three distinct components: Academic, Social Services and Transition Services.
To contact us call 904-448-8002 or click here for more contact information. Girls or others interested in attending or making a referral to PACE Jacksonville please contact the Center and ask for Ms. Kathy DeLugo, intake counselor.
The University of North Florida hosted GenerationW for local high schools around Jacksonville. PACE Center for Girls was one of the lucky schools picked to participate in this event. The girls had a chance to speak with powerful women throughout the Jacksonville community.
At the beginning of the event, the girls listened to women leaders tell their stories. Some talked about how they worked their way up from nothing, and others read letters to their younger selves. The girls had the chance to participate in games and dancing around the room with their peers. For the second part of the event, the girls walked around one on one with more mentors from the community. These mentors gave advice about how to be successful in their personal, educational and professional life.
The girls were excited after the event. They wanted to tour the University of North Florida and asked questions to further their future profession career.
GenerationW joins women leaders together in the community. GenWOW mentors come together to build girl’s self-esteem and empower them for a better future. The event teaches girls to be positive and that nothing is impossible.
Holiday Angel Tree and PACE Portrait Initiatives Kicked Off
Jacksonville, FL – September 24, 2013 -- CREW Jacksonville is proud to launch its annual Angel Tree and Art Auction program to benefit the PACE Center for Girls.
The campaign will kick off in October at CREW Jacksonville’s meeting on October 1, 2013 at the Sheraton (Deerwood Park Boulevard). CREW Jacksonville is one of Jacksonville’s leading networking organizations dedicated to the advancement of women in commercial real estate. The organization has supported Jacksonville’s PACE Center for Girls for more than 8 years.
This year’s initiative will include a holiday Angel Tree featuring 80 Angels that will be displayed at CREW Jacksonville’s October and November lunch programs. Each Angel can be purchased for a $25.00 donation which will be used to purchase a gift card for a PACE student, as well as a donated item from the Jacksonville Jaguars. These gifts will be presented to PACE during the CREW Jacksonville December holiday event that will be held at the PACE Center for Girls facility on University Boulevard.
CREW Jacksonville will also be donating several canvases and coordinating with local artists to assist some of the PACE students in creating beautiful “PACE Portraits” that will in turn be auctioned at the CREW December event where all proceeds will be donated back to PACE. Portrait prints will be framed and given back to the PACE student who created it and the images will also be used to create packages of gift cards, which will be sold at the December event. The PACE Portraits will also be displayed at the December holiday event which will be held on December 3rd, at 5:30 p.m. at the PACE Center for Girls, 2933 University Boulevard N, Jacksonville, Florida 32211.
PACE provides girls and young women in our community with an opportunity to better their future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. “PACE Portraits with CREW Jacksonville is a very exciting time of year for us at PACE. Volunteers from CREW Jacksonville come to the center and work with a group of girls who have shown interest and ability in art. The girls will paint portraits to be auctioned off at CREW’s annual event to benefit PACE. In the past, the creative process has been a wonderful outlet for the girls to express themselves. We are grateful to the members of CREW Jacksonville who have volunteered more than 900 hours over the past several years to PACE Center for Girls,” said Jill Auld, Transition Services Manager, PACE Center for Girls, Jacksonville.
PACE Jacksonville Social Studies Teacher, Schanna Speight-Johnson, was named a Champion For Good by Allstate Insurance Company on August 27.
Schanna was honored as part of the Give It Up For Good campaign, an initiative that urges people to share the good in their community by recognizing and highlighting the unsung heroes who dedicate themselves to enriching the lives of others.
For more info and pictures follow this link: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/325587/3/Jacksonville-resident-named-Allstate-Champion-For-Good