Kids Hope Alliance invests in high quality programs and services with proven results support the varying needs of at-hope children, youth, and families in Duval County. Funding is provided through an RFP (Request for Proposal) process facilitated by the City of Jacksonville’s Procurement Department. KHA invests in programs and services that align with our mission and fall within the following five essential service categories:
Early Learning
KHA is making an impact on the local early learning and childcare communities through the professional development of classroom teachers, increasing access for at-hope children to early learning programs, and raising the quality of those programs. KHA, in partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Duval County (ELC), provides services for school readiness and childcare financial assistance.
Juvenile Justice
KHA collaborates with the State Attorney’s Office, Department of Juvenile Justice, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, The Fourth Circuit Advisory Board and local programs to provide programming for the prevention and intervention of juvenile delinquent behavior.
Out-of-School Time
KHA is increasing access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs. These programs provide thousands of local children with academic enrichment, mentorship opportunities, and social and emotional development. These programs are operated in two successful models: School-based programs and Community-Based programs, which are located throughout the city in a variety of community centers and nonprofit organizations.
Pre-Teen and Teen Programming
Through programs such as the Mayor’s Youth at Work Partnership and the Mayor’s Young Leaders Advisory Council, KHA is helping local teens with college preparedness and job readiness.
Special Needs
KHA supports and provides oversight for programs, services and activities designed to support and assist children and youth living with special needs and their families. This spectrum or services includes, but not limited to, mental, behavioral, emotional or physical disabilities.