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New Town Success Zone Five Years Later
« on: May 21, 2013, 03:10:50 AM »
New Town Success Zone Five Years Later



After Five Years, Has Jacksonville’s New Town Success Zone Made a Difference?  James B. Crooks, University of North Florida professor emeritus, author of two books on Jacksonville history and past chair of the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, takes a look.

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vicupstate

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Re: New Town Success Zone Five Years Later
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 05:13:28 AM »
This sounds a lot like the Intensive Care Neighborhoods effort that Mayor Delaney did early in his first term.  Has any analysis been done on the long-term success of that effort?
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Re: New Town Success Zone Five Years Later
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 10:43:26 AM »
great article....this community is definitely on the upswing...and a simple drive through the neighborhood shows that

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Re: New Town Success Zone Five Years Later
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 12:51:00 PM »
Years ago infant mortality rate in this zip code was at third world levels --  is prenatal care addressed ?

A very heart warming program. Glad to hear about it

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Re: New Town Success Zone Five Years Later
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 01:41:33 PM »
excellent to hear this. hopefully if the data looks good they can expand the model to other neighborhoods.

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Re: New Town Success Zone Five Years Later
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 04:09:02 PM »
Unfortunately, Mayor Delaney's Intensive Care Neighborhoods were discontinued under Mayor Peyton. Jacksonville mayors have a tendency to want to make their own mark and not continue or expand the work of their predecessors. New Town continues because it is now largely in private hands with the city funding only the executive director's salary (thru EWC) and the Boys and Girls Club program.

Re-prenatal, the "Baby University" works with expectant mothers (and fathers when available) as well as with new mothers. JBC

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Re: New Town Success Zone Five Years Later
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 03:50:24 PM »
This is an inspiring story. Hopefully this can be replicated in other neighborhoods as well.
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