A group of Jacksonville seniors work inside a barn on the westside of Jacksonville every Monday.
Hero Next Door
Darlene Johnson, chief executive officer at the P.R.I.N.C.E. Community Center on the Eastside of Jacksonville said she was given this vision in February of 2011.
Johnny Upson is a master barber at the Cut Above Barbershop in Arlington.
It's the place where he started his career back in 1998 and it's the
same place where he started a campaign that's saving babies lives in the
Donny Moore is Vice President and Football Director of the Sweetwater Athletic Assoication Pop Warner team on the westside of Jacksonville.
David Bliss is the founder of Faith Plus Ministries in St. Augustine.
Ryan Backmann is a victim advocate with Compassionate Families in Jacksonville, a non-profit organization that serves the needs of all homicide survivors in Northeast Florida.
Felicia Johnson is the Neighborhood Network Coordinator with the Duval County Housing Authority at Brentwood Apartments.
Don Chandler is retired after 38 years working as an insulator contractor, and in his free time he loves to drive.
Friday night Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley and his wife Michaella, teamed up with Ashley Furniture Home Stores Owner, Howard Fineman to promote the "A HOPE TO DREAM" program.
Klinepeter, who's a recent graduate of Notre Dame says she plans to devote her life to working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Eric Wesley is a Corrections Officer at the Duval County Jail who works with juveniles.
71-year-old James Moore spends a lot of time driving his SUV.
Sitting on his front porch at his Brunswick home, Steve Oldaker is a quadriplegic who isn't looking for any sympathy.
Roderick Borisade is a poet, musician, writer, motivational speaker and our Hero Next Door.
In October 2012, a fire almost
completely destroyed Terry and Barbara Beechum's home.
Bruce Ganger is the Executive Director and overseer of Second Harvest.
It was in 2002 that a then-28 year-old Luke Engram hit his lowest point.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Chris Porter introduces you to a Jacksonville high schooler, who has made his dream of helping others become reality.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- In the 2009, the economy tanked, leaving millions of Americans unemployed. During that time, a couple that took their losses and turned them into
gains for thousands of homeless people here on the First Coast.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Since July 1996, John Sornberger has been volunteering at the Teacher Supply Depot in Jacksonville.
A knock on the door and a big surprise are how Alexa Parsons woke up Monday morning.
Marcus Threadcraft, 18, is a shining example of student excellence on the First Coast. He has a weighted GPA of a 4.78 at Stanton College Preparatory School and is involved in all kinds of volunteer work.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA-- Kiersten Mercado, 16, had no idea why her mother wanted her to miss the school bus Thursday morning.
NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- Hayley Snyder thought she was coming to school early Wednesday for a guidance counselor appointment.
Hayley Snyder, a 12th grader at Fletcher High School, is the first recipient of First Coast News's Hero Next Door Student scholarships.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Beverly McClain looks at the Families for Slain Children building, and thinks about how she arrived here.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Would you like free money to go to college? How about a chance at winning $5,000 dollars? It's all part of the First Coast News Hero Next Door scholarships and time is of the essence if you still want to apply.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- 36-year old Jay Harris, fashion designer and owner
of the Straight and Narrow store in downtown Jacksonville, is living
Anthony Stinson, 51, grew up in Jacksonville's Grand Park neighborhood during the 70's and 80's and now he's on a mission to reduce crime in the neighborhood.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- In Georgia, one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. That's according to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.
Posted on Vivian Bradford's wall are the pictures of her students. Bradford, who's a guidance counselor at Ribault High School, has helped many students get into college.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Twelve-year old Sam Franzini and his dog Charlie are inseparable.