FACES Re-vamped for Continued Success after 10 Years of Creating Peace in Jacksonville

In 2013, FACES of Jacksonville celebrated its 10th anniversary (making it the longest-running residential village in the nation). This year, FACES was revamped as a two-week day camp hosted by Happy Acres Ranch in Arlington (run by Mary Anne Adams–member of a long-time CISV family).

JC leaders introduced CISV curriculum into existing acitivities, educating 11-13 year-olds about diversity, conflict and resolution, sustainable development, and human rights in a fun and engaging way. 

FACES was a huge success! View photos

Caroline McMullen, FACES JC, said: “it was great to see the kids change so much in such a short time. In the beginning of the week, they were reluctant to even stand in a circle, and by the end we were able to debrief activities with them and introduce serious topics to really get them thinking.”


FACES participants during a teamwork activity.  

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Caroline and Chase – part of our great CISV leadership team!  

FACES was founded by former City Council President Lad Daniels on the CISV principle of global friendship, while developing future community leaders at home. This community outreach program allows ethnically diverse families to experience CISV, while offering leadership opportunities for our CISV teens. 

A great big CISV hug to Happy Acres Ranch, FACES founder Lad Daniels and helpers Devin, GT, Erin, Caroline, Connor, Delaney, Kerry and Viky!