Thank you so much for participating in our first ever Downtown Day! It was a great day celebrating #DTJax across social media. We’re so happy so many of you love #DTJax like we do! We received great feedback and support, so Downtown Day will definitely be back next year. To see Downtown Day posts, visit the #DTJaxDay hashtag on social media.
We also appreciate the generosity and outpouring of support for our Downtown Ambassadors. Our online fundraiser was a big success.
The Downtown Ambassadors have been making Downtown clean, safe and friendly since 2001. The 18 members of the Ambassador Team work in five service areas each day to maintain and enhance Downtown Jacksonville, focusing on tasks such as litter and debris removal, cleaning graffiti, block face pressure washing, outreach to the homeless population, managing parks and public spaces, and acting as a welcoming and helpful presence on the streets of Downtown.
As part of the Downtown Day celebration, we shared Downtown Vision, Inc. CEO Jake Gordon’s experience working alongside the Downtown Ambassadors. The goal was to highlight the hard work these individuals do for our community every day. Take a look and visit our social media for more photos of Jake at work.
BIKE & SEGWAY HOURS LOGGED
HOSPITALITY ASSISTS: PROVIDING DIRECTIONS, LOCATING LOST VEHICLES, ETC.
HOSPITALITY & UMBRELLA ESCORTS
TONS OF LITTER REMOVED
GRAFFITI TAGS REMOVED
NUISANCE WARNINGS FOR PANHANDLING, LOITERING & PUBLIC DRINKING
SPECIAL EVENTS ASSISTED
CONFIRMED REFERRALS TO LONG-TERM SOCIAL SERVICES PROVIDERS
ASSISTS TO ACCESS DOCUMENTATION, HOMELESSNESS VERIFICATION, BACKGROUND CHECKS & REPLACING VITAL RECORDS
APPLICATION ASSISTS HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, BANKING & SOCIAL SECURITY
TRANSPORTATION FACILITATIONS: DIRECT TRANSPORT & BUS PASSES PROVIDED