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Jacksonville Village Summer 2015

It takes a VILLAGE to Host a VILLAGE

CISV has a long history in the Jacksonville area. In the mid-1970’s, Dorothy Groshell (CISV Jacksonville founder) read an article in The Saturday Review entitled “Catch Them While They’re Young,” and was excited by the opportunities CISV could offer her young sons. Since there was no Chapter in Jacksonville, she started one (it is one of 22 chapters in the US and remains the only one in Florida). 

The first Interchange with El Salvador was in 1976. Jacksonville’s first Village was held in 1978 at the Bartram School campus. Since then, Villages have been held in Jacksonville in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000. There are also a variety of local programs.

CISV is a 501(c)3  and 100% volunteer organization. 

Questions? Please just e-mail us or call 904.910.0579. We are happy to help.