May 16, 2019
This was an amazing event for the youth. Fight Blight was there to educate the citizens on Fight Blight and the MyJax app. While assisting the faculty and teens on how to download and operate the app, to report problems. Educating the faculty on keeping Jacksonville clean by Fighting Blight in and around the neighborhoods of Jacksonville was very fulfilling, over all it was a great event.
St. Vincent Medical Mission
April 27, 2019
The event went well; their where families, individuals, children, underserved communities interested in health and safety, and community’s being cleaned. The Medical Mission at Home events; Ascension delivered free medical care to those with limited access and who are struggling in the communities we serve. This community health event gives low-income and uninsured populations access to needed health services and community service. The medical mission team up again with the Blight initiatives to educate the citizens on what is Blight and the downloading of the MyJax app.
Jacksonville Human Rights Commission
April 27, 2019
The Human Rights Commission strives on equal opportunity for all, building better, stronger and more inclusive neighborhoods. This event had amazing speakers (some via skype). The presentations and workshops were great. Each person on the panel took pride in each person understanding how the Fair Housing Act impacts people. Making themselves available to answer all questions. We had the Honor of having Director E. Denise Lee who is an expert on communities that need help and assistance. Fight Blight was in attendance to educate the citizens and the staff on Fight Blight and the MyJax app. There were several citizens in various communities that did not know about Fight Blight or the MyJax app, being able to educate them was awesome, while assisting the citizens on how to download and operate the app, to report problems as well as find out information about trash pickup etc. Educating the citizens on keeping Jacksonville clean by Fighting Blight in and around the neighborhoods of Jacksonville was very fulfilling.
DCPS Green Champions
April 24, 2019
DCPS Green Champions is a network of teachers, students, principals, assistant principals, maintenance and school staff interested in conserving energy and other resources of recycling, water and ground quality; sustainability and risk management. The teachers promote recycling energy/water conservation and green culture at their schools. The activities frequently include campus and community clean ups with their green teams who’s partner with Blight. The Fight Blight team was assisting and educating on the MyJax app and Blight, and how we can all work together to keep Jacksonville clean.
FNF/Black Knight/FIS Campus in Riverside - Earth Day Fair
April 22, 2019
The blight booth received heavy foot traffic from individuals, colleagues, managers, supervisors and staff members. Attendees enjoyed a variety of vendors that were there to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. The Fight Blight team was there to educate the citizens on blight initiatives and the use of the MyJax app.
The Naval Station Mayport Youth Activity Center Earth Day
April 22, 2019
This event held at Mayport Station was an awesome opportunity for the Fight Blight team to educate children, staff and parents about the Fight Blight initiative and MyJax app. We assisted attendees with downloading and using the app to report issues in their community, as well as find out information about trash pickup in their area.
2019 Sheriffs Watch Safety Fair Zones 5 & 6
April 20, 2019
Local law enforcement, health, and public safety agencies had a wide variety of exhibits, displays and interactive demonstrations set up at the Safety Fair. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, health and public safety agencies, and the Blight Initiative interacted with the citizens to educate them about community programs and personal safety. The blight booth educated citizens on the definition of neighborhood blight and the MyJax mobile app.
World of Nations
February 23 - 24, 2019
World of Nations 2019 was held on February 23-24th. This annual international festival at Metropolitan Park is North Florida's largest multicultural festival, and features exhibitions and events from a variety of countries. This event has been around since 1993. The celebration also includes the "World of Kids Playland," which features arts and crafts and other programs for children. The Mayor's Fight Blight Initiative educated and disseminated information to citizens about neighborhood blight and the MyJax app, providing the public with readily available resources to become actively engaged in combatting blight in Duval County. Many children participated in the spin wheel while their parents interacted with the Blight Initiative Team.
February 2, 2019
The City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board, St. Johns Riverkeeper, Florida Fish & Wildlife, and the Fight Blight Initiative explored the ways we can safeguard our water, and the animals, plants and people that call the St. Johns River home. Attendees enjoyed special guest speakers, River Tours with the St. Johns Riverkeeper, and guided tours of the JEA Hydrologic Exhibit and Hixon Native Plant Courtyard at MOSH. The Fight Blight Initiative educated citizens on how to identify and report blight, quizzed them with trivia questions, and gave them an opportunity to spin the prize wheel.
January 26, 2019
Barbers and Books
This was an amazing event that targeted children and their parents. Kids Hope Alliance teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida and the City's Fight Blight Initiative to educate citizens, both young and old, on the importance of keeping their community clean, as well as imparting the message that reading is fundamental. Attendees enjoyed a fresh haircut, fresh books and fresh knowledge on how to fight blight.
3rd Annual Collard Green Fall Festival
November 17, 2018
This festival offered families the chance to pick fresh fruits and vegetables, addressing the issue of food disparities in our communities. Some of the featured activities at this event included celebrity chefs cooking up their best dishes using collard greens, a family fun zone with bounce house, face painting and games, and the Fight Blight booth where attendees could spin the prize wheel to win fun promotional items. An extra special prize was awarded to anyone who mentioned that they use MyJax App or took the opportunity to download it on-site. More than 267 Jacksonville residents visited the booth to learn more about how they could help Fight Blight in their neighborhoods.
This great event held at the Cummer Museum brought out more than 2,000 citizens interested in understanding our shared natural environment in and around the neighborhoods of Jacksonville. The Fight Blight team was on hand to educate the citizens about the Fight Blight initiative and MyJax app. Along with yoga, plein-air artists, live music, and eco-friendly art projects, representatives from various environmental agencies, governmental and private, gave of their time to make this event a success.
EPB - UNF Environmental Symposium
September 14, 2018
This event was hosted by the city's Environmental Protection Board. This year's theme was "Investment, Innovation And Action - Leading The Way To A Sustainable Future." University students and interested residents from all across Jacksonville attended to learn more about health and safety, sustainability, and air, water and ground quality. Fight Blight was on hand to inform attendees about upcoming neighborhood clean-up events, as well as how to download and utilize the MyJax App to report blight in their neighborhoods.