National Mentoring Month | Caleb’s Story

“Would you like to volunteer as a tutor?” asked my grandmother. I had no idea how this simple question would be the catalyst that would transform my values and purpose. Up to that point, I did not have very many responsibilities other than schoolwork and after-school clubs. So, being the easily-agreeable person that I am, […]

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Jacksonville-Based FreshMinistries Teams With Desmond Tutu On Global Program To End Hunger

Jacksonville-based FreshMinistries, Inc. has teamed up with South African Archbishop  Desmond Tutu to make the nonprofit’s aquaponics agricultural initiative global in an effort to fight world hunger. FreshMinistries, founded in 1989, aims to end extreme poverty by empowering people living in impoverished and high-crime neighborhoods. Under the direction of Rev. Dr. Robert V. Lee III, FreshMinistries […]



We are giving children in need the Christmas of their dreams with FreshMinistries’ Annual Toy Gifting! On Saturday, December 15th, stop by the Weaver Center for Community Outreach between 10 am – 12 pm for a beautiful winter morning filled with food, festive games, giveaways, and a visit from our special guest, Santa Claus.  Families […]

Brenau University & the Beaver Street Enterprise Center Announce Partnership Providing Onsite Professional Development Workshops

Jacksonville, FL – Beaver Street Enterprise Center is proud to announce a new partnership with The Brenau University Jacksonville campus to provide Professional Development Workshops to resident business owners. The first workshop, Business Communication Essential Skills, will be held November 1, from noon to 1 p.m. following a tenant meet and greet with Brenau personnel. Lunch […]

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Business of the Month | Nancy’s Transportation

Our team at FreshMinistries want to give a  huge shoutout to our business of the month, Nancy’s Transportation! Natalie Collier is one of the newest entrepreneurs at the Beaver Street Enterprise Center incubator. Her company, Nancy’s Transportation, provides professional, on-time transportation for special-needs and elderly clients. Natalie was referred by another BSEC business owner and […]


Say hello to the recent graduating class from LifePoint Career Institute

After completing a 10-week job training program, nine adults from the LifePoint Career Institute, an economic development initiative offered by FreshMinistries, graduated on Friday, June 29, 2018. Students received tutoring and hands-on training through programs designed to prepare them for work in the hospitality and healthcare fields. These programs include a hospitality training program and […]