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Southside COGIC, your FRIEND in the community!

The Lord inspired Bishop Robinson to formulate a non-profit 501c3 organization named the Community Development Corp. of Florida (CDAF). The first major phase of the foundation is to create an independent housing facility for seniors: The Village at Southside.


This project consists of a design and construction of 34,000 square feet, 50-plus beds, one and two bedroom suites and studio apartments nestled in a quiet, peaceful, secluded, and close-to-nature environment.


The intent of the center is to help adults, veterans, the disabled and their families to uphold a life of dignity and independence by providing them with supportive community-building services. The center will enable them to live in an environment focused on avoiding premature and unncecessay institutionalization.


Community Development
Association of Florida

The Community Development Association of Florida, Inc. (CDAF, Inc.) was founded by Bishop Edward Robinson, Sr.  This non-profit organization was developed as an innovative multi-service agency providing a broad base of culturally responsive services that enhance the quality of life for all economically disadvantaged, at-risk targeted populations.

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Scouting has helped shape young people into successful, mindful American citizens who work to improve and give back to their communities.  Scouting is fun, educational and helps to build character in young men.  If you are interested in having your son involved in Boy Scouts, please stop by and check out one of the troop meetings.  Troop #661 meets every Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at Southside COGIC - 2179 Emerson Street - Jacksonville, FL 32207.
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Boy Scouts of America - Troop #661

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