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Performance at the 2018 Black History Month Program at the Brownsville Community Center
A young girl shows off her chalk art at the Brownsville Community Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the Neighborhood & Human Services Department is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Escambia County. The department achieves this through a variety of community-based programs and initiatives that provide efficient and effective services that improve the quality of life for the citizens of Escambia County.

The department oversees the Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency, the Safe Neighborhood Program, Neighborhood Enterprise Division, various community centers and community resource centers, and the Indigent Burial Program, the Job Readiness Program, as well as after school programs and summer camps

 

After School Program Supports Academic Growth

The Escambia County After School Program made a transition from the traditional after school program format, where recreation and homework assistance played a huge role, to continued learning focusing on homework assistance, reading circles, math remediation and project-based learning. With this format, more value is placed on supporting youth with academic achievement while reinforcing what is being taught in the Escambia County School District.

Although homework assistance remains a priority, the program places great emphasis on math and reading remediation. The program partners with the Escambia County School District to ensure that program participants have the necessary tools needed to encourage academic growth and improvement. The Escambia County Information Technology Department provided Chromebooks to students to assist with educational success. Additional Chromebooks were purchased by NHS and West Florida Public Libraries.

Youth use Chromebooks at one of Escambia County's community center programs

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Meals served to youth at summer feeding sites

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Tons of bulk and yard waste collected during neighborhood cleanup events

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Residents became homeowners through county administered home buyer programs