Press Releases

17 Aug
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Acton University 2017

Members of the staff including Mark Wardell, Angeli Chin and Ismael Hernandez attended Acton University in Grand Rapids, MI this past summer.  Accompanying them were Chairperson Carmen Salome and board member Samuel Rodriquez, as well as Kara Jeudy, Development Director ...

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13 Jul
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Self Reliance Clubs Working Through the Summer

Summer is a busy time at the Freedom & Virtue Institute.  We have been busy learning and building; planting and preparing for the upcoming school year.  Under the direction of Dr. Mark Wardell, new curriculums are being developed, community gardens ...

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12 Jul
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Promoting the Virtue of Meaningful Work

We are honored to announce our founder and executive director, Ismael Hernandez, was the cover feature for The Corridor in July.  This in-depth feature article chronicles the programs and mission that has been developed through the years at the Freedom ...

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10 Apr
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It’s A Wrap! 2017 FVI Golf Charity ClassicTar

On a beautiful Saturday morning over 100 participants came out to the glorious Grandezza Golf and Country Club to participate in the 6th Annual FVI Charity Golf Classic.  With many silent auction items, raffle items and lively competition, the event ...

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22 Mar
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Countdown to the Golf Classic

Time is running out to get your team registered for the greatly anticipated 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic being held on Saturday, April 8th from 7:30 am to 2 pm at Grandezza Golf and Country Club, located at 11481 Grande Oaks ...

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14 Feb
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Why Good Intentions Are Not Enough

A Deeper Look Into Poverty by Ismael Hernandez One day, while sitting at my AFCAAM Center ministry desk, I noticed some young people coming to receive food from our pantry. It dawned on me that we had been giving food ...

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14 Jan
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Jody Carroll Interviews Ismael Hernandez

Ismael Hernandez, an Everyday Hero The Everyday Heroes Project, a Stitcher on demand radio broadcast, featured founder and president of the Freedom Virtue Institute on Friday, January 13th. Jody Carroll interviewed Mr. Hernandez in an in-depth look at life growing ...

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06 Jan
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Advisory Board Welcome Luncheon & Presentation

By Invitation Only Honored guests are invited to attend the 2017 Advisory Board Welcome Luncheon and Presentation to be held Friday, February 3rd from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Rosemary Room at KJ’s Fresh Grill located at 10950 ...

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05 Jan
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Become a Sponsor Today!

We need you!  Calling for sponsors and raffle item donations. The Freedom & Virtue Institute is calling for all businesses and individuals in the SW Florida to become a sponsor for Hooley at the Heights. This fundraising concert is taking place on Thursday, ...

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15 Dec
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Not Tragically Colored Listed In 2016 Top 10 Best Books

A Non Fiction Novel on Racial Reconciliation and Racial Tensions Ismael Hernandez, Author of the bestselling novel Not Tragically Colored: Freedom, Personhood, and the Renewal of Black America is shedding light and a new perspective on racial reconciliation and racial tensions ...

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