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July 28, 2018

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone – Transformative Community Engagement

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Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone –
Transformative Community Engagement

by William Jackson, Member of the Social Media Team
with NTSZ and VK
#NewTownSuccessZone #VisionKeepers

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone have made
transformative changes in the Jacksonville, Florida
community. Impacting individuals, families and the
potential generational challenges that are being faced
across economic, educational, social and generational lines.

There are growing resources and collaborations to strengthen
community unity, building entrepreneurism, encouraging
business ownership, access to business capital, opportunities
for investment and reinvestment and health related information
with collaborations and cooperation with medical professionals
across Jacksonville. Yes there is a great deal to be
involved in contribute, but information must be shared.

There is access to resources and services that help to
provide investment and re-investment opportunities to
build and re-build diverse sections of the community
especially those classified as in-need, under-serviced,
economically stressed, poverty stricken and other descriptions
for challenged neighborhoods. The threat of food deserts is
a reality in the nation and because of FD children are do not
have access to healthy choices.

Business ownership, entrepreneurial design, mental health
services, access to business capital, business educational
resources, training in social media, web development and
even partnerships with community organizations both for
profit and not for profit are opening up. The availability
of resources and services that in many cases are lacking
or unavailable. These needs and more are being filled by
New Town Success Zone and Vision Keepers.

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone collaborations,
cooperations and monthly meetings are strengthening the
building of small and medium size businesses. The cultural,
gender and ethnic diversity of the community allows for
growth and partnerships as never before seen.
Reaching out to the community using digital technologies,
word of mouth, media elements and even involving students
from the historic Edward Waters College, the oldest HBCU
in Florida.

Information is vital as each generation enters into a
culture of informational awareness and digital access.
Where those who have access to information also have access
to financial growth, economic stability, educational
enhancement and generational wealth. Wealth is obtained,
it is not random, it is not gained from just winning a
lottery, it is a planned and strategic function.

Listed below are blogs written to inspire, engage, educate
and encourage continued growth in the Jacksonville
community especially for those communities that are
economically distressed. Programs are being developed
that address literacy, starting and running a business,
digital access to web development and social media platforms.

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone can be accessed
by Facebook pages, Instagram and the new web site.
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/VisionKeepersofNewTown/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/visionkeepersofnewtown/
Phone:
904 470 8899
Email:
wellnessrxjax@gmail.com

Digital information is sharing information that empowers,
educates, engages and enlightens the community. Blogging
or writing is only part of the process to share information.
Social Media platforms supplement a web presence and allow
mobile digital access.

Below are links to blogs written by community engagers,
educators and community activists. Take the time to
view and share information that can build the community.

This is a video blog with Mr. Maxey that set the tone for
the expansion and growth of NTSZ and VK.
https://www.facebook.com/myvillageproject/videos/1602088006486991/

 

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July 11, 2018

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone – Transformative Community Engagement

 

George Maxey

George Maxey

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone – Transformative Community Engagement
by William Jackson
Member of the Social Media Team with NTSZ and VK

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone have made
transformative changes in the Jacksonville, Florida
community. Impacting individuals, families and the
potential generational challenges that are being faced.
There are resources and collaborations to strengthen
community unity, building entrepreneurism,
encouraging business ownership, access to business
capital and health related information with collaborations and
cooperation with medical professionals across Jacksonville.

There is access to resources and services that
help to provide investment and re-investment
opportunities to build and re-build diverse sections
of the community especially those classified as
in-need, under-serviced, economically stressed, poverty
stricken and other descriptions for challenged neighborhoods.

Business ownership, entrepreneurial methods, mental health
services, access to business capital, business
educational resources, training’s in social media,
web development and even partnerships with community
organizations both for profit and not for profit
are opening up. The availability of resources and services
that in many cases are lacking or unavailable.

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone collaborations,
cooperation and monthly meetings are strengthening
the building of small and medium size businesses.
The cultural, gender and ethnic diversity of the community
allows for growth and partnerships as never before seen.
Reaching out to the community using digital technologies,
word of mouth, media elements and even involving students
from the historic Edward Waters College, the oldest HBCU
in Florida.

Information is vital as each generation enters into a
culture of informational awareness and digital access.
Where those who have access to information also have
access to financial growth, economic stability, educational
enhancement and generational wealth.

Listed below are blogs written to inspire, engage, educate
and encourage continued growth in the Jacksonville community
especially for those communities that are economically
distressed. Programs are being developed that address
literacy, starting and running a business, digital access
to web development and social media platforms.

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone can be accessed
by Facebook pages, Instagram and the new web site.
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/VisionKeepersofNewTown/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/visionkeepersofnewtown/
Phone:
904 470 8899
Email:
wellnessrxjax@gmail.com

Digital information is sharing information that empowers,
educates, engages and enlightens the community. Blogging
or writing is only part of the process to share information.
Social Media platforms supplement a web presence and allow
mobile digital access.

Below are links to blogs written by community engagers,
educators and consultants.

This is a video blog with Mr. Maxey that set the tone for
the expansion and growth of NTSZ and VK.
https://www.facebook.com/myvillageproject/videos/1602088006486991/

Additional videos:
Beyond the Core with WJCT – Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OwCPufowTw

NTSZ Food Giveaways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkdJ9oivBpI

Bringing Knowledge to The Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzcWXlLjack

Doctors and Nutrition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLA-Iqcalyg

Health Decisions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdRdWvKnllU

Do You Know Community Works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB3h1zU7aPQ

New Town Success Zone
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/ntszvk

Vision Keepers Economic Development Meeting
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLxpFxgTQH/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=eg0y7kmr53fm

The Vision of Vision Keepers
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/10/14/the-vision-of-vision-keepers-and-new-town-success-zone/

Increase Your Entrepreneurial and I-Trepreurial
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/increase-your-entrepreneurial-and-i-trepreurial-vision-in-2018/

What Is Your Vision of Northeast Florida
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/what-is-your-vision-of-northwest-jacksonville/

Vision Keepers and NTSZ
https://hbcuconnect.com/cgi-bin/blog.cgi?blog_id=327577&cid=6&club_id=&event_id=

What is Your Vision of NW Jacksonville
http://thyblackman.com/2017/08/24/what-is-your-vision-of-northwest-jacksonville/

21 Business Take-aways from Vision Keepers
http://thyblackman.com/2017/09/28/21-business-take-aways-from-vision-keepers/

Business and Economic Growth
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/new-town-success-zone-business-economic-growth/

The Growth Potential of Northwest Jacksonville, Florida
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/the-growth-potential-of-northwest-jacksonville-florida/

George Maxey – TEDx
http://thyblackman.com/2017/10/13/george-maxey-of-new-town-success-zone-participates-in-tedxfscj/

ThyBlackMan
http://thyblackman.com/2017/10/13/george-maxey-of-new-town-success-zone-participates-in-tedxfscj/

Business Economic Growth
https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php?topic=34215.0

WJCT Beyond the Core
http://news.wjct.org/post/wjcts-beyond-core-northeast-florida-listening-tour

 

October 14, 2017

The Vision of Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone

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The Vision of Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone
William Jackson – Community Activist, Educator
Social Media Visionary

The vision of “Vision Keepers” is spreading throughout the communities
of Jacksonville, Florida. People of color and culture are beginning to
understand that in order to create change, individuals must be
“Change Agents.”
Change comes first in the thought process of critically thinking where
you are currently in education, economics, commerce, and political
effective or ineffectiveness.
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow
belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X
The realization of the importance of the human experience that each
person is important. If you are not present what change have you or
are you creating? If your not present will you be missed? Have you
made any changes in your community to make your community safer,
economically worth investmenting in and what kind of generational
difference have you made?
There is program, upon program, the same people are working hard
to create, build, make and sometimes force change. Change will not
happen until collectively the community joins together not just
for a month, a year or even a decade. That change must be sustainable
and scalable to where generationaly the change affects everyone
in positive and productive ways. People in the community must have
ownership and held accountable for the change to remain
and more importantly grow.
“Don’t condemn if you see a person has a dirty glass of water, just
show them the clean glass of water that you, or someone else has.
When they inspect it, you won’t have to say that yours is better.”
This should motivate them to want to do better, to reach their
potential. Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone are making changes in
the thinking of entreprenurials and business owners. Programs are
in place to help those with the thoughts, ideas, creativity and
innovation to create businesses that effect the community, changes
that bring about growth, pride, dignity and self-reliance on the
ability to provide products and services that are
in need in the community.
“Adults in the African American community must embrace their
talents and gifts, show their children that they are blessed with
their individual talents. Embrace failure because that allows for
growth. Never be afraid to fail…..”
William Jackson, Social Media Visionary
Entrepreneurials are realizing there are people that can help
build a business from the ground up. Provide the financial infra-
structure and the technical know how to establish a foundation of
sustainability and profits.
Businesses are being designed to provide what is needed in
re-investment, but also to make profits that can be re-invested
in the community, that can be invested in youth, teens and young
adults in programs that are not born yet and provide internship
and scholarships to provide access to educational opportunities.
In order for change to happen citizens must attend the meetings
that Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone provides freely
and enthusiastically to the community. To invest and re-invest
in oneself is the first step to growth and establishing a change
that people want to see when they look in the mirror or see in
their bank accounts.
The feelings in too many cases are that more police will change
communities, stricter gun laws, locking up youth, teens and
young adults that commit even minor crimes and the school to
prison pipeline debate continues. These do not work.
The reality is that increased educational opportunities do work,
exposure to business and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth,
teens and young adults to start their own businesses do work.
Teaching children and teens that writing, poetry, blogging,
coding, web development can open doors to new careers.
Providing business mentors and role models do work and
even allowing youth, teens and young adults to take field
trips and providing professionals to visit the schools more
often to talk to students and answer questions does work.
Depending on who you talk to, too many do not see the value
of children of color and culture, too many have already passed
judgement before allowing education, business, commerce and
economic changes to work.
No society can survive on the “lock them up mentality”
because the reflection will fall back on what skills will our
youth, teens and young adults have when released from prison
if they are not trained to stay out of prison they will
repeat.
“Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed
of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are
so afraid, so cautious, so ‘safe,’ and therefore so shrinking
and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail.
Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure.”
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The beauty of the power of communication and observation,
instead of competition try collaboration and cooperation
for the same goals and VISION. Work together to improve
the community not fight to own it.
“Anytime you find someone more successful than you are,
especially when you’re both engaged in the same business
you know they’re doing something that you aren’t.”
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

William Jackson (2)

Resources:
There are business learning opportunities already taking place, the community
must want to participate to improve themselves.
http://thyblackman.com/2017/09/28/21-business-take-aways-from-vision-keepers/

Business and Social Media Workshop
Vision Keepers Economic Development Meeting
Monday, October 16th 2017
6pm to 8:40pm
Bring your own Hotspot….

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