Student demonstrates VersaTiles Math tools.

Community First Cares Foundation and INK! Celebrate Success of $25,000 Grant Program During 2022-23 St. Johns County School Year

Investing in Kids (INK!) along with the Community First Cares Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Community First Credit Union, announces the success of its Champions for Children grants that funded innovative classroom projects in St. Johns County schools during the 2022-2023 school year. Community First Cares gave $25,000 for Champions for Children for the…

Ali Pressel

Local educator receives National Geographic Society funding to bring Citizen Science to Northeast Florida

Local teacher and National Geographic Explorer Alicia “Ali” Pressel received funding from the National Geographic Society for her project, “Connecting Classrooms to Conservation through Citizen Science.” In partnership with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Pressel’s project will engage local youth in learning about environmental science, geography, and conservation biology as “Citizen Scientists.” Pressel will work…


2nd Annual World Water Day event held with Creekside High School & Julington Creek Elementary School teachers & students

Upgraded outdoor classroom features new butterfly science chamber and sensory totems Students and teachers revealed new additions and upgrades to the outdoor learning classroom during at Julington Creek Elementary School World Water Day on March 22. The outdoor space officially opened on World Water Day last year, and was funded with grants provided by Wells…


INK! offers new online scholarship application for local public high school seniors, deadline April 5

Upon assignment as the Chief of Military Justice for the XVIII Airborne, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Sally MacDonald, attended and graduated from Airborne Jump School in 2016. The LTC Sally MacDonald Scholarship was established by her family in honor of her joy for life and excitement gained by conquering challenges. Photo provided by the MacDonald Family.…