Our Work

About Arlington 20/20

Arlington 20/20 is an initiative of Revitalize Arlington, Inc., a 50(c)(3) faith-based community development corporation chartered in 2006 by Impact Church. The church was founded as Faith Christian Center on August 18, 1996, and has sought to make a difference, specifically in the Arlington community of Jacksonville, ever since. In fact, the changing of the church’s name to “Impact” in 2014 reflects its mission and grew out of the leadership’s desire to positively impact the surrounding community in measurable ways. Revitalize Arlington and its signature initiative, Arlington 20/20, connect the residents of the Arlington community with faith, business, higher education, nonprofit, and government partners to address five focus areas: Community Empowerment, Family Strengthening, Economic Development, Housing Development, and Workforce Development.

20-Point Plan

The blueprint for our work is our holistic 20-Point Plan, developed collaboratively with residents and partners. A Steering Committee comprised of partners meets monthly to coordinate efforts and track progress with respect to goals.

Progress

Arlington 20/20 has received two awards: the HandsOn Community Award from HandsOn Jacksonville in 2017 and, most recently, the Power of Community Award from LISC Jacksonville in 2020. Accomplishments include establishing two food pantries including a school-based pantry and The Arlington Market Pantry in Regency Square Mall, in collaboration with Feeding Northeast Florida; mobilizing over 1,000 volunteers to serve within the Arlington community, contributing over 4,000 hours of service; leveraging over $150,000 of financial support for community development efforts in Arlington; implementing workforce development programming; providing out of school programs for children and youth; and revitalizing neglected neighborhoods through public art, adaptive reuse of vacant buildings, and support of small businesses.

Current priorities include:

Dream Center

Adaptive reuse of two public buildings into the Woodland Acres I.M.P.A.C.T. Dream Center, a service hub focused on economic mobility, family strengthening, and community health.

Celebrate Arlington!

Celebrate Arlington! a three-day community festival event that includes a visioning summit, 5K, gala, and family picnic.

Economic Opportunity

Expansion of the Arlington Center for Economic Opportunity, which includes employment coaching, financial coaching, workforce development, and income supports.

Partners

  • Impact Church
  • Revitalize Arlington
  • Arlington Council
  • Arlington Rotary Club
  • The Arts Corner
  • The Arts Corner KIDZ Network, Inc.
  • BBIF Florida
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of NE FL
  • B Royal Academy, Inc.
  • Christ the King Catholic Church
  • The Church of Eleven22
  • City of Jacksonville
  • CLIMB 
  • Dedicated Senior Medical Center
  • Dolphin Pointe Health Care
  • Duval County Public Schools
  • Feeding Northeast Florida
  • FL Dept. of Children & Families
  • Generation
  • Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
  • Jacksonville University
  • JaxMetro/Self-Help Credit Union
  • JWB
  • LULAC 7263
  • Oak Hammock Apartments
  • Old Arlington, Inc.
  • Parkwood Baptist Church
  • Petunia Patch Fashion Express
  • River Region Human Services
  • The Salvation Army
  • Shelly Sharp, Watson Realty
  • SHI360-Supporting Healthy Images
  • St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
  • St. Paul UMC
  • Take Flight and S.O.A.R.
  • Transform Jacksonville & NEFL
  • U.C.C.Y.
  • Valdes Civil and Human Rights Foundation