First Coast Leadership Foundation | Accredited May 2020

First Coast Leadership Foundation | Accredited May 2020

COVID-19 Statement

During these uncertain times, The First Coast Leadership Foundation has made the necessary pivots to a virtual business model in compliance with CDC Guidelines of following the 3 W’s when in public– wear a cloth mask, wait – avoiding close contact 6 ft distance, and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. However, our offices are closed for in-person services for the public. In order to continue our mission, vision and core values before, during, and after the pandemics, we are launching the virtual experience in September 2020 including the following:

1. A virtual lobby via email communication at

2. Online self-services through our website for our programs of civic engagement, community development, and S.T.E.A.M.

3. Office telephone hours will 9am – 5pm Mon-Fri at 904-329-1372 by leaving voicemail messages and to allow 72 hours response time.

4. We are launching our online monthly newsletter that is available to sign up on our website

We invite you to like and follow our Facebook  page for our virtual town hall meetings where community members and partners can stay virtually connected, engaged, and informed with community matters and resources in order for us to support the community we serve.

Guiding Principles

TFCLF Guiding Principles is the Serving Leadership Model. This consists of purpose, upend the pyramid, raise the bar, blaze the trail and build on strength are the five powerful actions to transform your team, business, and community found in the book The Serving Leader Author Kenneth R. Jennings and John Stahl-Wert.

Innovative and Strategic Core Values

Membership Civic Engagement, Community Development, and S.T.E.A.M [ Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics]


To change our streets from battlegrounds to playgrounds. (Zechariah 8.4-5)


To Transform lives and transform communities by connecting leaders of good will and good faith.

Our Core Values


Core Initiatives

TFCLF core values are built upon the wheel of change model that is 3 interconnected functions of first engaging leaders of Good Faith and Good will with our membership and civic engagement program initiatives. Next, building the capacity of others with our holistic wrap around community development program initiatives. Finally, development of joint initiatives such as S.T.E.A.M. and Mentoring 2 Thrive year-round programs for our youth.


Core Initiatives

R. I. S. E.

Respect | Integrity | Support | Engage | Education

Our Core Values

The Incarnation form and informs Leadership Foundations motivation, message, and method. This results in the following values which we believe support the work of creating change for a better world.


Community and Trust

The Incarnation calls forth and sustains its work through community; true community engenders trust that develops into social capital when both individuals and the community are valued. Leadership Foundations develop the social capital among its membership and partners.

Generosity and Creativity

The Incarnation empowers organizations to be generative through the exercise of our God-given imagination, creativity, and effort. Leadership Foundations’ members commit to generously giving to each and our partners by exercising gifts, talents, and resources.

Recovery-Spirituality and Humor

The Incarnation prepares us to accept our brokenness and to be sustained for the work we do through joy and laughter. Leadership Foundations’ members commit to live and laugh in transparent and vulnerable ways.

People and Places

The Incarnation connects one to physical place and staying ain place moves leaders to sustainable solutions that are uniquely caliabrated to the needs of the people of that place. Leadership Foundations commits itself to staying in places with people for the duration.

Getting Things Done

The Incarnation moves one to action delivering on ideas in accessible, affordable, and relevant ways to communities in need. Leadership Foundations commits to delivering on its promises in a manner that is consistent with its values and the needs of those we exist to serve.

Leadership that Serves

The Incarnation sees others first thereby engendering trust and participation. Leadership Foundations is committed to empowering and resourcing individuals and communities through leadership as servant-hood.

Relationships that Bridge

The Incarnation creates reconciliation that leads to vital relationships that are intentionally inclusive beyond cultural, ethnic, social, economic, and religious boundaries. Leadership Foundations is committed to collaborating with all leaders of good faith and good will who believe in reconciliation.

The Vulnerable

The Incarnation lifts up those on the margins (the poor, widows, migrants, unemployed, prisoners, victims, etc.) who for a variety of reasons find themselves on the boundary of society. Leadership Foundations is committed to working with those on the margins in every venture and activity we undertake.

The Whole Church

The Incarnation celebrates and commits to the Church and her organic unity and, at the same time, many-faceted expression that is found in a diversity of geography, ethnicity, theology, and practice. Leadership Foundations commits to Christ’s vision for the city which requires the participation of the whole body.

The Third Way

The Incarnation creates alternatives or what can be described as a third way in a dichotomous world where often only either/or scenarios are imagined. Leadership Foundations commits to the third way to bring together what are often seen as opposing sectors or groups in a community and mobilizes them around a common vision, mission, and set of values.

First Coast Leadership Foundation: In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic

Our offices are closed until further notice. All staff are working remotely. Please practice social distancing and other important preventive measures.


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