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Community Development Corporation

The mission of the Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation (FDCDC) is to advance the social and economic well-being of low and moderate income individuals and families in and around Jacksonville, Texas.

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MAY IS THE MONTH OF MOTHERS: JOIN THE CELEBRATION

“TO DESCRIBE MY MOTHER WOULD BE TO WRITE ABOUT A HURRICANE IN ITS PERFECT POWER. OR THE CLIMBING, FALLING COLORS OF A RAINBOW.” – MAYA ANGELOU


Mothers are nurturers, providers, supporters, and caregivers. Each year on the second Sunday of May, we pause to celebrate the sacrifices and contributions of the mothers in our lives, reflect on the meaning of motherhood, and consider the importance of maternal bonds in our community. While we all take time to recognize their importance each Mother's Day, it's impossible to go a single day without realizing the benefit mothers have in all of our lives. That's why, we want all of you to join us in celebrating each mother for the entire month of May. Let's celebrate Mothers by focusing on the many aspects of motherhood—from having and raising a child to becoming a caregiver to our own mothers later in life, and everything in between.

WE CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY IN MAY - BUT WHY NOT CELEBRATE THE MOMS IN OUR LIFE EVERY DAY?! 

GET YOUR SOUVENIR SHIRT FOR THE FRED DOUGLASS HIGH SCHOOL 100 YEAR CELEBRATION

DEADLINE IS MAY 20,  2022

FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT ANITA STARLING AT 832-622-4015, OR [email protected]

CLICK HERE TO ORDER T-SHIRT

Get your Fred Douglass High School commemorative ink pens while they last!

The cost is $5.00 per pen, which includes a black pen holder. Pens can be purchased from any Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation board member or contact FDCDC vice president, Anita Starling at 832-622-4015. All proceeds support the FDCDC revitalization of District 1, Lincoln Park community.

Pens and Holders donated by Mattie Fry Dickerson! We are grateful for Mattie's generous donation!

Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation Lincoln Park Revitalization Fundraiser Raffle

1 for $5, 3 for $10.00 or 5 for $20.00 
One ticket for the chance to win 1 of 10 prizes

Tickets can be purchased from any FDCDC board member or contact FDCDC Treasurer, Lucy Lacy at 832-477-5829

All proceeds support the FDCDC Revitalization of District 1, Lincoln Park community.


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THE LEGACY LIVES ON!

SAVE THE DATE!

The FDCDC and the Juneteenth Celebration Committee (JCC) of Jacksonville are collaborating to create a weekend of memorable celebrations for Juneteenth 2022!
Please plan on joining us!

On Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7:30PM, the FDCDC will host a Founders Dinner to honor the legacy created by founders of the Fred Douglass Alumni Association (FDAA). The year, 2022, will mark Fred Douglass High School's (Jacksonville, Tx) centennial celebration.
Dinner will be served at 8:00PM.

Tickets are: $500.00 table of 8, $70.00 couple, & $35.00 single (Deadline 06-03-2022)

Location: The Legacy 782 CR 1511 Jacksonville, Texas.

The Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation just opened up the registration for the FDAA Founders Banquet and we wanted to make sure you were the first to know! 

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For Questions Contact:
Anita Starling 832-622-4015

On Saturday, June 18th, the JCC will sponsor a Juneteenth Parade, followed by activities in Lincoln Park for the entire community of Jacksonville. Parade route, times, and entry forms will be provided at a later date.

For More Information Contact: Michelle Williams 903-393-4288, Kesha Castleberry 903-330-5963, or Marsha Robertson 903-721-0810
            

In the beginning...

The seed of a Fred Douglass All School reunion was formed in the minds of 12 Fred Douglass High School Alumni. Read more about who they are below.

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About FDCDC

FDCDC has a fundamental belief that poverty cycles can be broken by education, hard work and opportunity. We envision young boys and girls in Jacksonville growing up with dreams of becoming confident and successful citizens in their community. Our belief is if they are given the proper tools, resources and guidance they are more likely to fulfill their destiny.

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Austin Bank makes a $1000.00 donation to FDCDC to support the Lincoln Park Revitalization!

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Beacon of Light Church of Christ donated $1000.00 for a table at the Founders Banquet!

Kingdom Christian Center donated $500.00 for a table at the Founders Banquet!

Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation awarded grant 

The Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation received a community grant, in the amount of $2500.00 from Walmart in Jacksonville. Walmart Grant Coordinator Wanda Phillips and Assistant Manager Jason Lobdell presented the check to Tracey Wallace (left), who received the check on behalf of FDCDC.



FDCDC – Continuing the Legacy of Service

Please be reminded that the FDCDC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Thank you in advance for your contribution and God Bless you and your family!

IT'S SCHOLARSHIP TIME!

The deadline for scholarship submission was April 4th. Applications for FDCDC's 2022 scholarships are in the process of being evaluated. Two $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded. Recipients will be notified in May. Funds for scholarships will be applied toward college costs for the Fall of 2022. We have some outstanding applications and are really excited to award these scholarships in conjunction with Fred Douglass School's 100th Anniversary observation!

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               Sesquicentennial Celebration!

The city of Jacksonville, Texas is celebrating its 150th birthday! As part of the Sesquicentennial observance, the city of Jacksonville will unearth and reveal the contents of the time capsule that was buried 50 years ago during its centennial celebration. The public is invited to the city park (located behind the Vanishing Texana Museum) on Wednesday, May 11th, at 11:00 a.m. to observe the events.

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Fred Douglass High School Success Stories 

In follow up to the article recognizing pathways to success by FDHS, we want to highlight the many successful students from the historic FDHS. This month's featured success story is Billie Gean Ross Willis. Please submit information on other FDHS success stories to [email protected] in PDF format please. 



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3 phase development of the Lincoln Park area presented by FDCDC Board of Trustee, Dr. Kenya I. Sekoni Etim  


 

Phase 1: Renovate the park
Phase 2: Create a community garden
Phase 3: Build a community center

FDCDC is teaming up with other community leaders interested in improving District 1- the Lincoln Park neighborhood to start Phase 1.

AIMS:

Safer: better lighting, neighborhood watch, better equipment.

Smarter: An intentional playground
helps children develop emotionally and intellectually.

Healthier: Improve balance, strength, mobility of seniors and kids. 


Our Fred Douglass Family includes a fine group of people operating as a team with the common objective of keeping the Fred Douglass dream alive and improving the community. All of us play an important part in making this happen. I am pleased and honored to be part of the Fred Douglass Family, and I am looking forward to all of us working on this important community project together.

Sincerely,

Willie J. Howard 

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