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Changing Public Education through Partnership

Posted on June 26, 2017


Several key community organizations have partnered to improve the education and lives of students at Howard Bishop Middle School, which just completed its first year as a Community Partnership School. The Community Partnership School model utilizes the collective impact of four major partners– the Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS),…

It’s All About Fun and Fitness at the 2017 Gainesville Dash & Splash Summer Series

Posted on June 16, 2017


The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is excited to announce the 2017 Gainesville Dash & Splash Summer Series race schedule. If you want to test your athletic ability or reach a new goal, then lace up for this exciting series of races! The first race is Saturday, June 24 at…

Gainesville Health and Fitness to Offer Teens Free Summer Memberships

Posted on June 16, 2017


Keeping Our Teens Fit and Heathy in a Positive Environment Calling all teens! Stay active and fit this summer at Gainesville Health & Fitness’s free teen membership program. Now in it’s 9th year, Alachua County teens have another reason to look forward to summer with the free teen membership program at GHF, June 5 –…

Family Promise of Gainesville and Alachua Habitat for Humanity Launch New Partnership to Help Families with Low-Income and Highlight High-End Design

Posted on June 5, 2017


Family Promise of Gainesville and Alachua Habitat for Humanity are partnering to create self-sufficiency and stable homes for families with low income in Alachua County.  Collaboration between nonprofits with a similar goal, especially on a national level, has positive, far-reaching impact by building greater awareness of the issues and expanding assistance to more people in…

Alachua County Public High Schools Increase FAFSA Completion Rate by 9.6%

Posted on May 30, 2017


The Community Foundation of North Central Florida, Alachua County Education Compact, and Business in Greater Gainesville are thrilled to announce the winners of the local 2017 Florida FAFSA Challenge. Jennifer Taylor, Supervisor of Guidance and Student Services and the seven Alachua County Public high schools Guidance Counselors, had a goal to increase the number of…

Distinguished Speaker Luncheon with State Senator Keith Perry

Posted on May 22, 2017


Please join us on Tuesday, May 30th, from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Parrish Board Room, 300 E. University Avenue, Suite 100, Gainesville, FL, 32601. Our Distinguished Speaker, Senator Keith Perry, will review the 2017 Florida Legislative Session. A Q&A will follow his remarks. The cost for this…

Contact Governor Scott About Signing GRU Bill Into Law

Posted on May 22, 2017


Please contact Governor Rick Scott by Tuesday, May 23rd and urge him to sign into law GRU governance voter referendum bill CS/HB 759 through one (or all) of the following methods: Call Governor Scott at (850) 717-9337 and ask him to sign the bill into law Email Governor Scott and ask him to sign the bill into law…

Front Street Continues to Expand

Posted on May 15, 2017


Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group recently added five new team members to accommodate the rapid growth of the firm’s brokerage and property management divisions. Joining Front Street are Associate Director Bobby Nickels in Jacksonville, Associate Director Berardo Garcia in Tallahassee, Associate Director Tim Rogers in Orlando, Client Relations Associate Kierra Wilson in Gainesville, and…

Speak Up at the Next i3 Public Meeting

Posted on May 8, 2017


Help to Prioritize and Address Our Community’s Most Pressing Infrastructure Needs Since i3 (Putting Children First Infrastructure Investment Initiative) launched in Fall 2016, the i3 Steering Committee has been gathering information via research, in-person meetings, presentations and other dialogues to identify Alachua County’s greatest infrastructure needs. The information gathered validates that Alachua County’s current infrastructure…

Investment Stengthens Momentum at Celebration Pointe

Posted on May 8, 2017


Recently, a delegation of leaders representing Huayu Group Co, Ltd.—a full service, privately owned commercial real estate company from China—visited Greater Gainesville to tour Celebration Pointe and participate in a signing ceremony signifying a $70 million investment in the project. “Now is a very good time to invest in the U.S.,” said Mr. Jian Yu,…

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