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Barbers for Babies: Back-to-School Jam 2019

Our 8th Annual Barbers for Babies event educated our community on infant mortality and ways parents can prevent the issue. The event was held at Greater Harvest Christian Fellowship on…

Faye Johnson: Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence Honoree

Congratulations to our CEO Faye Johnson for being selected as one of 21 honorees for the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence Awards! Since Mrs. Faye Johnson took  over as…

2018 infant mortality rates slightly higher than last year, Coalition doing in-depth review this fall

Infant mortality in Northeast Florida continues to be a major health issue affecting families. The rate increased from 7.3 to 7.9 deaths per 1000 live births in 2018, according to…

National Health Corps Florida members complete their 2018-2019 term

The 2018-2019 class of National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps members were recognized on July 15 for their achievements in enhancing the communities they served through assisting with education, housing, food,…

Infant safety on the playground

At two months, a baby is already reaching for objects, holding their head up and moving their arms and legs. These muscle skills largely develop over 12 months – making…

Healthy Start redesign: A new journey to healthy birth outcomes

After 28 years, Healthy Start has a new look! The home visiting program for pregnant women and babies went through a redesign in partnership with the Florida Department of Health…

Leadership Academy Spring 2019 graduates host Voter’s Registration Project

Less than a month after graduation, the Spring 2019 class for the Make a Difference! Leadership Academy hosted their Voter’s Registration Project at the Alumni House on June 24th. The…

Family-focused Father’s Day week

On the week of Father’s Day, the Coalition’s programs held two family affairs in celebration of mothers, fathers and their kids. Our Healthy Families Jacksonville program held their Family Fun…

Fatherhood P.R.I.D.E. “inspires to rise” up dads with help from new community partner

Fatherhood P.R.I.D.E. is now collaborating with Inspire to Rise, Inc. for a holistic approach to educating dads in our Northeast Florida community with a combined goal of keeping families together…

Meet our staff: Lisa Killgore

Lisa Killgore has been with the Magnolia Project since March 2017, starting as an outreach specialist and recently promoted to women’s intervention specialist as of June 2018. She is moved…