June 7, 2019
A Message from CISV Jacksonville President Michael Magevney
Congratulations to all the CISV participants graduating high school! In this newsletter, we are celebrating your many accomplishments and CISV career. More seniors will be celebrated in future newsletters.
Congratulations also to our new CISV Junior Branch Board. Say in touch with JB activities by texting “@cisvjbjax” to “81010.”
We will be welcoming 12 Village delegations this summer from June 28 to July 25. That’s a lot of hospitality. Please sign up for a volunteer role with our Village. Help us find host families for the July 12-14 weekend, ideally families with 9-12 year old children who might be interested in CISV. More info for host families is here.
CISV Village Set-Up and Farewell Party is Sunday, June 23 from 3:00 to 5:30. See you there. Join us for the early shift at the storage unit at 1:30. You can sign up here.
The most charming CISV event of the year – Village Open Day – is July 12 from 6-8 pm at the Village location. Invite your friends, colleagues, teams and organizations to see what CISV is like. More info here. Here’s a flyer to use to invite your friends.
Our first delegation leaves June 14! Our weekly summer email snapshots begin soon.
In Peace and Friendship,
Jack was recognized as the Episcopal School of Jacksonville 2019 Salutatorian.
Jack is an alumni of CISV Village in France and Interchange in Brazil.
He will attend Dartmouth.
“CISV has not only opened my mind to the different cultures and viewpoints of other but has also taught me how to apply leadership skills in order to bond with individuals who have different backgrounds and different views than myself.”
– Ani, a veteran of FACES of Jacksonville, Youth Meeting to Switzerland, Step Up to Germany, Step Up to France and 3 years on the CISV Jax Junior Branch Board.
Ani graduated from Creekside High School and will be attending the University of Florida.
Alex was the Fletcher High School Class of 2019 Valedictorian. Alex’s honors included National Silver and Local Gold Key art awards and scholarships for ceramics, US Army Core Engineering Day, Boy’s State Academic Excellence Award. He was a member of the tennis team, National Honor Society, Interact and Marine Science Club. He was also Senior Class Parliamentarian and voted “Most Likely to Succeed.”
His CISV experience includes Village to Austria, Interchange with Portugal, Step Up in Germany, Youth Meeting in Switzerland and Seminar Camp in Finland. Alex will attend the University of Florida to study aerospace engineering.
|“CISV has helped me develop as a student and as a leader as well as providing a fun, diverse environment for me to experience the benefits the organization has to offer.”
– Sam, who attended a Youth Meeting in Denmark and served for 3 years on
the CISV Junior Branch Board.
Sam graduated from Creekside and will be attending the University of Florida on an ROTC scholarship.
“CISV was a great experience.
I got to meet so many awesome
people from various backgrounds
and nationalities and it opened me up
to the outside world and gave me the
opportunity to connect with new people
across the globe and to
travel to new, beautiful places.”
– Lily, alumna of Austria Interchange
and Denmark Youth Meeting.Lily attend the University of Florida.
Sam, Luke, Noah, Connor, Rachel & Lily at Youth Meeting
Find a way to help with our Village
It takes a VILLAGE to host a VILLAGE.
Delegates from more than 15 countries will be arriving in Jacksonville to live together, share their cultures and build global friendships.
Help us welcome them!Host family weekends are June 28-30 and July 12-14. Help us find host families for the July 12-14 weekend. More info is on our websitehere. Here’s a flyer to invite your friends to be a host family and join us for Open Day. Camp set up is Sunday, June 23 from 3:00-5:30, with an early shift at the storage unit beginning at 1:30 pm.Camp breakdown is Sunday, July 27 from 9a-12p.Soliciting donations, organizing excursions, helping with meals and
many other roles are available.
Meet the Junior Branch Board
Congratulations to those elected to the
CISV Jax Jr. Branch Board for 2019-2020.
Kristin and Delaney – Co-Local Jr. Representatives (aka JB Presidents)
Kaden and Mia – co-Local Jr. Representatives Elect
Eesha – Treasurer
Ava – Secretary
Julia – Cruise Director
Danya and Ben- Social Media Managers
Parklyn, Jakhye & Cecelia – At Large Members
Thank you to everyone who volunteered
at the Spring General Meeting.
Host an Iraqi Teenager
GlobalJax is seeking host families for Iraqi youth, age 16 and 17 from July 10 to July 24. You are welcome to host one week or both weeks. You also choose the gender you prefer,
Students can share a room with each other but each needs their own bed. Every host family will receive a $100 grocery gift card per student hosted.
This is the second year of the Young Iraqi Leaders Program. Last year’s group was made up of Muslims, Sunnis, Shias, Christians, Kurds and other groups. Despite all we hear about how these groups fight back in Iraq, these youth came to love each other deeply and also their local host families. GlobalJax can’t think of anything else it works on all year with as significant an impact.
Save the Dates!
More info here.Friday, July 12 – Village Open Day at Village location from 6-8pm. See delegates perform a dance, song or skit about their country and enjoy an international expo with displays from each country at our Village. See what an Open Day is like here. Invite your friends. Here’s a flyer. Register for the event here.
Sign up here.
July 17 to Aug 1 – Austria Interchange delegates visit Jacksonville
July 21 – Austria National Night at 5pm – 6518 Christopher Pt. Rd W. 32217
July 24 to Aug 8 – Netherlands Interchange delegates visit Jacksonville
July 28 – Netherlands National Night at 3pm -91 Lipizzan Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32095
Sunday, Aug 18 – Parent Debrief from 3:30 to 5:30. RSVP here.