About Us

What is Kiwanis?

 Kiwanis was organized in 1915 and  became International in 1919. The Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville (Downtown  Kiwanis) was chartered in May 1951 by Kiwanis International. The  Kiwanis family reaches around the world in 98 countries and in all of  the United States.  Our club operates under bylaws approved by Kiwanis  International. 

To sum it up

 Our support of these organizations  allow us to help the youth in our community while bringing us together  each week to strategize and implement new youth oriented support  projects.  Our teamwork.  The support generously provided by local  businesses we team with and our individual efforts are bringing about  positive results through the many youth programs we assist here on the  First Coast.   

The defining statement

 KIWANIS IS A GLOBAL ORGANIZATION OF VOLUNTEERS DEDICATED TO CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CHILD  AND ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME