October 13, 2014
6 p.m.
City Hall - St. James
117 West Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Mayor Alvin Brown and the Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board (MHAAB) will present the 2014 Hispanic Leadership Awards on Monday, October 13 as a part of “Es Mi Vida” (It’s My Life) Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will highlight individuals who have a proven track record of serving the Jacksonville community.

October 13, 2014
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
City Hall - St. James
117 West Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
As we recognize our community leaders, we must also honor our local military heroes. Many may know Annie Grogan from her work with The Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership of Northeast FL Inc. also known as The H.I.L.L., but few know her as a captain in the U.S. Army.  Annie has a long tradition of service and military distinction. Beginning her military career as an ROTC Distinguished Military Cadet, she separated in 1992 as a senior captain. Annie served stateside and overseers in many installations as a Quartermaster Officer and later became a Protocol Officer for a three star general. Her military career coupled with her 20+ years of professional Human Resources experience has laid the foundation for what we know today as The H.I.L.L.  Please join us as we pay tribute to Mrs. Annie Grogan (CAPT, USA(Ret)). 

October 11, 2014
2:30 PM
Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch
The Lounge at 303 North
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Each culture has its stories, letters, poems and folklore that it uses to express its sense of identity.
Join the Reader’s Theater cast as they celebrate Hispanic and Latino life through literature, images and music through the diaspora of Puerto Rico, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba and more.

October 10, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront 
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32202 
The FCHCC is committed to inspiring Hispanic students to earn their college degrees. We support them with vital resources to help them to stay in school.

October 04, 2014
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Schultz Center for Training and Leadership
4019 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Join Mayor Alvin Brown and the City of Jacksonville as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The “Es Mi Vida” Hispanic Expo will once again connect you with many local community services and resources providers to help you grow personally and professionally. Included in the event there will be a naturalization ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Come learn more about how your city can help you.  

October 02, 2014
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Duval County Extension
1010 N. McDuff Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32254
Participants will sample and learn how to prepare healthy traditional Latino dishes with “Pico de Gallo”. The audience will also have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Judith C. Rodriguez, Chairperson at the University of North Florida’s Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, as she discusses healthy eating habits and nutritional options. The event will conclude with active living tips and a demo highlighting the importance of physical activity. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet other seniors from around the city and join in the fun. 

September 23, 2014
FSCJ Advanced Technology Center
401 West State Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
The Multicultural Economic Development and Employment Conference (MEDEC) is a business matchmaker and job fair that will bring together small businesses and job seekers in North Florida.

September 15, 2014 - October 15, 2014
FREE Events - Open to the General Public at locations throughout the city 
Join the library as we recognize the culture, heritage and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. Look for special reading lists for children, teens and adults and more resources to help make this month-long celebration even more significant. Check out fiction and nonfiction award-winning titles such as American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood by Marie Arana and Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario available at the library.

October 15, 2013
6 p.m.
Main Library, Zimmerman Overlook
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Stories of Florida – Con Sabor! Blending traditional, international and personal tales, bilingual storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar takes her listeners on a journey into the imagination connecting people, languages and cultures through her stories that flow effortlessly between Spanish and English. Event will take place at the Main Library, Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m.

October 12, 2013
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebration Church Annex, Midtown Warehouse
10302 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Suite 104
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
Join Mayor Alvin Brown and the City of Jacksonville as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The “Es Mi Vida” Hispanic Expo is a way to connect our local community with the services and resources necessary for personal and professional growth.
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