Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #2348FY0001

Kerbo Coalition of Citizens












Taylor McGrew


Kerbo Coalition of Citizens











Project Title:

Kerbo Coalition of Citizens

Date Submitted:

2/15/01 12:27:42 PM












Richard Mitchell














Statewide Interest:

The preservation of Kerbo Elem. School, the one and only "all black" schooll created in early 1900s.













Kerbo Coalition


Taylor McGrew


P.O. Box 674

Contact Phone:

(386) 294-1701



Mayo 32066































Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








This is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to saving and restoring Kerbo Elem. School.  Kerbo is Lafayette's one and only "all black" school created in the early 1900's.  Many of Lafayette County's black leadership gained first education and cultural foundation through the teachings of those who labored at Kerbo Elem.  Over the next five years this coaltion will be concentrating on: community development, tutoring/educational needs, crisis intervention center, juvenile crime prevention, recreation/teen center.  Kerbo is situated in the south end of Knight's Subdivion in the core of Lafayette's black community.  The coalition hopes to retain Kerbo as a memorial of their black heritage.












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The coaltion hopes to reach the youth of Lafayette County by providing the above services.  It is the intent to provide a facility for the youth and work with them and their families if needed to rebuild their lives.  In a small rural county such as Lafayette County these services are not always readily available.











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Mayo City Commission


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