The EWC Ribbon-Cutting for the James Weldon Johnson (JWJ) Bldg. and Ground Blessing for the upcoming “Nat Glover Community Field and Stadium.”

 

Edward Waters College will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly acquired James Weldon Johnson building.  EWC supporters are invited to join EWC’s 29th President, Dr. Nathaniel Glover; the 115th Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church of the 11th District, Bishop Adam J. Richardson Jr.; and Jacksonville Mayor, Lenny Curry, for the JWJ ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Following the Ribbon Cutting, EWC officials will bless the grounds of the upcoming “Nat Glover Community Field and Stadium.”

The JWJ building was called the James Weldon Johnson Academic and Career Training Center, which was used as a school for kids who are behind in grade level with the Bridge to Success overage program. The Duval County School Board has since moved that program to another school. Today, the JWJ Building serves as the home for the Edward Waters College Department of Teacher Education and Urban Studies program.

The Nat Glover Community Field and Stadium is part of the $8.5 million upgrade given to EWC by the City of Jacksonville. It will serve as community filed because the community will have access to the walking track and community little league football games will be played here.