Community Partnerships Directory

​2015 Navy Ball

The Navy Ball celebrates the birthday of the United States Navy. Jacksonville University was a sponsor for the 2015 Ball celebrating the Navy's 240th birthday.

Five Star Veterans Center

The Five Star Veterans Center puts military veterans who are experiencing homelessness back to work by providing safe and secure housing with wraparound services, intensive case management and counseling that promotes mental and physical wellness.

American Cancer Society 

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Arlington 20/20

The Arlington 20/20 program seeks growth in homeownership, improved educational outcomes, reduction in crime, increased viable business activity, and positive shifts in the public perception of Arlington - all to improve the quality of life for residents.​

Arlington Ministerial Fellowship​

Composed of various religious leaders in the Arlington Community seeking to make a positive impact on the local citizenry.

Blue Sky Foundation

Blue Sky Foundation was created as a vehicle to host a variety of sports events (tennis, golf, baseball, etc.) that would serve as fund raisers for different children's charities. As a result of any monies raised, it is our sincere hope that we might be able to give many kids the hope of better tomorrows.

The Carpenter's Shop

The Carpenter’s Shop Center is a faith based organization that improves the health of families by connecting them to resources, providing programs and services that empower and educate families so they can lead responsible, productive lives.

Celebrating Teachers Celebrating Reading Conference

Hosted on the JU campus — Jacksonville University hosted this Masters of Education in Reading Conference in 2014.

Certified athletic Trainers in Every Local High School

In partnership with High School Athletic programs throughout the city, Jacksonville University provides certified athletic trainers to provide services to their teams.

Children of Fallen Patriots

The Children of Fallen Patriots' mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Jacksonville University was the first such institution to provide students within the CFP programs significant tuition benefits.

City of Jacksonville Sheriff's Initiative

Jacksonville University President, Tim Cost, chairs a task force for the City of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office wherein leadership from across the city come together to make the Jacksonville community a stronger and safer place.

City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville University has partnered with the City of Jacksonville since its Chartering in 1934. Most recently, JU and COJ have worked extensively on Renew Arlington.


The City of Jacksonville's volunteer program directed by Employee Services. It is a partnership between residents and city government. JaxCorps provides the residents of Jacksonville with opportunities to be exposed to all aspects of city government. Volunteers work side-by-side with City employees.

Clara White Mission & White Harvest Farm

The Clara White Mission works in partnership with the community to prevent and reduce homelessness through advocacy, housing, job training, and employment.

Community Connections

Community Connections develops imaginative and resourceful strategies and community partnerships to meet the ever-changing and multifaceted needs of working homeless and low-income women, children and families in Northeast Florida.

Cummer Ball at Cummer Museum

Jacksonville University is a continued supporter of the Cummer Ball supporting the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens.

Duval County Public Schools

Duval County Public Schools is the 20th largest school district in the nation and the sixth largest school district in Florida. The district is committed to ensuring that students are prepared for success in college or a career, and life. In addition, the district will make sure its mission of providing educational excellence is reflected in every school, in every classroom, for every student, every day.

Earn Up

Earn Up is an ambitious higher education collaborative organized by the JAXUSA Partnership with a goal of having 60 percent of adults with training certificates or college degrees by 2025. The collaborative is promoting "higher earning through higher learning," based on research that shows the single greatest predictor of economic success in a community is the number of degreed and industry-certified people who live there.

Feeding Northeast Florida

Feeding Northeast Florida's mission is to banish hunger from all 17 counties in Northeast Florida. Their goal is to rescue all the food that would otherwise be destroyed and get it to the tables of the families in our community who need it – Fast, Fresh and Free.

Florida Geography Bee

Jacksonville University has hosted the Florida Geographic Bee on numerous occasions for students all across the state.

Global Cities Initiative

In Nov. 2013, the Jacksonville metro area was selected to join a new exchange network created by the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase. Jacksonville joins Atlanta; Greenville, S.C.; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Phoenix; Sacramento, Calif.; and Wichita, Kan., in the Exchange's inaugural class, which will work together over the next four years to establish new metro-to-metro relationships and to share best practices in global economic development.

GlobalJax, Inc.

The mission of GlobalJax is to enrich people's lives through personal engagement with international emerging leaders and to broaden global awareness in the North Florida region.

GRASP Academy

The GRASP Academy is a unique learning environment designed for the dyslexic learner. Enriched programs, structured language intervention, hands-on learning, and multi-sensory instruction are core components of the school programming.

Greenscape of Jacksonville

Greenscape is a local not-for-profit focusing its intentions on improving the landscape of the Jacksonville community.

Groundwork Jacksonville

Groundwork Jacksonville is the city's primary nonprofit specifically created to clean and redevelop Hogan's Creek and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails, and other public spaces.


HabiJax is a catalyst for comprehensive community engagement and transformation in a vibrant city where all residents, neighborhoods, and businesses collaborate in its development.

HandsOn Jacksonville

HandsOn Jacksonville inspires, equips and mobilizes volunteers to use their time, talent, money and voices to create change in their communities and in the world.

First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce strives to establish and encourage better business practices among Hispanic-owned and -operated businesses in Northeast Florida and South Georgia.

Jacksonville Area USO

The Jacksonville-area USO serves Jacksonville's 250,000-plus active duty military population by offering the many programs of support to improve their quality of life and create that "Home Away from Home" environment in each of our Centers hosting thousands of visitors each year.

Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville's premier publication on the business sector of our world. Jacksonville University is a premier sponsor of Jacksonville Business Journal's Innovations in Education Awards and Veterans of Influence Awards.

Jacksonville Children's Commission

The mission of the Jacksonville Children's Commission is to support families in their effort to maximize their children¹s potential to be healthy, safe, and educated and contributing members of the community.

Jacksonville Commitment

The program, called The Jacksonville Commitment, is a partnership among the four Jacksonville colleges and universities, the Duval County Public Schools and City of Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Zoo

The Jacksonville Zoo's mission is to foster understanding of the interaction of people, wildlife, and their environment by: creating experiences that engage their guests, providing fun and innovative educational opportunities, funding operations, expansion and programs through an entrepreneurial spirit with public and private partnerships.


JaxSports is a non-profit, membership organization established in partnership with the City of Jacksonville and Gator Bowl Sports to serve as the mainframe for the growth and development of sporting events in Northeast Florida.

Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition

The Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition (JMVC) is committed to honoring military veterans and currently serving members of the National Guard and Reserve by facilitating career, business, and education opportunities in Jacksonville.

JU Juvenile Justice Program

A public-private partnership academic program that offers students in DCPS opportunities for empowerment and lessons in breaking down stereotypes.

JU Orthodontics Small Smiles Program

JU Orthodontics has been offering access to orthodontic care to the greater Jacksonville underprivileged population through a Pro-Bono system (maximum 30 in any given year since 2003) along with the Small Smiles program for foster children (up to a dozen/year).

Justice Coalition

The Justice Coalition works hard to reach out to victims, the community, law enforcement, legislators, the faith-based organizations and local officials while following three objectives: To be available for innocent victims of violent crimes; to educate the general public on criminal justice issues; to be pro-active in the fight against crime.

L'Arche Harbor House

L'Arche Harbor House believes believe that by creating an environment where people with intellectual and physical disabilities can share their gifts, we are affecting a positive change in the world.

National Black MBA Association

The National Black MBA Association is a non‐profit organization founded in 1970 at the University of Chicago, dedicated to the enhancement and development of educational and economic empowerment for African Americans.

New Town Success Zone

The New Town Success Zone provides a place-based continuum of services from prenatal to college, military or some form of post-secondary training for children and families in the New Town community of Jacksonville.

North Florida School for Special Education

The North Florida School of Special Education, established in 1992, is committed to providing a comprehensive individualized education plan for each student that meets his/her academic needs and sets realistic goals for success.


As an interfaith organization, OneJax educates, advocates and builds community to promote respect and understanding that will overcome bias, bigotry and oppression.

One Spark

One Spark is an annual crowdfunding festival held in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, United States. In the event, "creators" display projects in five categories, and attendees vote to award $300,000 in crowdfunded prize money. The event also offers opportunities for private investment in projects as well as speakers, music, and entertainment.

PACE Center for Girls, Jacksonville

PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

Red Cross/Blood Alliance

The American Red Cross, also known as The American National Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States.

Relay for Life

Relay For Life is a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Each year, more than 5,000 Relay For Life events take place in over twenty countries.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is dedicated to bringing salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their "physical and spiritual needs."

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Florida

A network of food banks that strive to nourish communities in need.

St. Johns Riverkeeper

The St. John's Riverkeeper works on behalf of the community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River, its tributaries and its wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Jacksonville University partnered with the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2015.

St. Paul United Methodist Church

Jacksonville University has partnered with St. Paul United Methodist Church on their Clothing Closet drive.

St. Vincent's Healthcare Foundation

St. Vincent's HealthCare, based in Jacksonville, Florida is a network of three acute-care hospitals, a long-term skilled nursing facility, 30+ primary care centers, nearly a dozen medical laboratories, transportation and prescription services, and a health outreach ministry.


TEDxJacksonville aims to open minds with inspired ideas. It is made up of a group of volunteers who are licensed by TED to independently organize TED-like events in Jacksonville, Florida. Each year, in the spirit of TED's mission, Ideas Worth Spreading, the organization hosts several TED Talk viewing salons centered on varying themes relevant to our community.

Tree Hill Nature Center

Tree Hill Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship to the community through hands-on educational programs and low-cost access to natural spaces.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy seeks to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Wilma's Little People School

Located on the Jacksonville University campus, Wilma's Little People School seeks to ensure that each child has the right to a developmentally appropriate education.

World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote an understanding of the world and its people and to engage citizens of Northeast Florida in becoming better informed participants in the global community.

World Relief

World Relief Jacksonville serves two vulnerable people groups in the city: Refugees and Victims of Human Trafficking, while also advocating for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.