Christmas’ True Meaning
By Deborah Ann Belka
Let Christmas’ true meaning,
rise up in you today…
may you see the real splendor
of Jesus’ birth on this day.
May His beauty and grandeur,
cause your heart to sing
may the gift of His excellence
become your eternal spring.
May His majesty you behold,
with all dignity and honor
may the fullness of His truth
glorify His heavenly Father.
May the wonder of His grace,
reveal its magnificence in you
may the gratefulness you feel
be in all you say and do.
Save The Date
FOR THE LINCOLN PARK REVITALIZATION MEETING
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022
FOR THE FDCDC
LAS VEGAS CASINO PARTY FUNDRAISER
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2023
Grateful to our anonymous donor!
Learn more about what we do
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.
Fred and wife, Clorinda Wagoner make a $1000.00 donation to the Lincoln Park Revitalization Project on July 30, 2022
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!
High Lights of FDHS 100 Year Celebration
BURYING THE TIME CAPSULE!
Movie Night with Old Friends!
The Newsome Brothers, James & Bobby are enjoying the 100 Year Celebration!
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. Please submit information on your FDHS success stories to [email protected] in PDF format please.
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.
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.
Willie J. Howard