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Jacksonville Magazine Fashion Project

The Jacksonville Magazine Fashion Project is a fashion show conceived to showcase the best local talent in the fashion industry. The fashion Show is the culmination of a contest to select the best local designers and models. There is a long process of qualification to participate and the winners of both contest will be showcased in Jacksonville Magazine, giving these …

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On Purpose

“On Purpose” is an original monologue production created, written, and performed by Ebony Payne-English. The play tells the stories of nine different women – their experiences, hopes, dreams, and fears. JaMario Stills, an alumni of Julliard and founder of Phase Eight Theater Company, directs the play. He discusses his friendship with Ebony Payne-English and how “On Purpose” found its way …

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JSO Communications Center

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Communications Center is designed to receive all 911 emergency calls and 630-0500 non-emergency calls. A well-trained team of officers work 24/7 to handle emergency and unexpected situations from citizens around Jacksonville. Officers collect information from the callers and pass it along to dispatchers who in turn deploy patrol officers in the field to safely respond to …

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Hope’s Closet

Hope’s Closet is not your typical thrift store. When it opened in 2015 one of the goals was to create a dignified retail environment where everyone would feel welcome. Since its opening the mission of Hope’s Closet has grown. In 2016 Hope’s Closet began a program aimed to help individuals in the local community who were unemployed or underemployed. The …

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Hometown 603

On this episode of Hometown, Hope’s Closet is helping to change the lives of people in our community through their Jobs Initiative program. We get a rare look inside the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Communications Center where operators handle all local 9-1-1 and non-emergency phone calls. Local artist and educator, Ebony Payne-English talks about her one-woman show, On Purpose. And the …

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Chip Southworth

Chip Southworth has been creating art in Jacksonville for most of his life. He is known not only for his artwork but also as a creative voice for social justice.

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Ingrid Yuzly Mathurin

From a young age, Ingrid Yuzly Mathurin loved art. With support from her foster mother, Ingrid pursued art and makeup before a stroke changed her life. She rehabilitated herself and returned to art with a new sense of purpose.

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Golden Isles Litter Prevention Project

Litter prevention programs come in all forms, but the Golden Isles in Southeast Georgia took this concept to a new level. They created a powerful campaign for a litter free community using art in public places.

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Penney Retirement Community & PET Project

Residents at Penney Retirement Community volunteer their time to help people in need all over the world. The PET Project helps people who have lost their legs due to disease, land mines, or other events. Volunteers build PET (personal energy transportation) vehicles that give people the gift of mobility.

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Hometown 602

On this episode of Hometown, residents at Penney Retirement Community volunteer their time to help people in need all over the world. The Golden Isles Litter Prevention Project combines a community litter prevention program with art in public spaces. Ingrid Yuzly Mathurin talks about her journey as an artist. And local artist and community activist Chip Southworth talks about creating …