Youth Center


MaliVai Washington Youth Center

In May 2008, the new MaliVai Washington Youth Center opened its doors at 6th and Payne streets in the historic Durkeeville neighborhood of Jacksonville, FL. This $3.8 million state-of-the-art facility has allowed MWYF to expand its impact and serve more children and families in this economically depressed area.


About the Youth Center:  The center also features a multi-media room, community room, four classrooms, teen room, fitness room, locker rooms and office space for MWYF staff. The Multimedia Room includes a computer lab with 40 computers, an audio visual area and a comprehensive library with more than 1000 books and movies, including reference books and a career/college preparatory corner.


About the Outdoor Facilities:  The recreation facility features eight lighted tennis courts (including a center court with grandstand,) three mini courts and three activity courts. In addition to the TnT Program, additional recreational programs held at the center include play days, community clinics, exhibitions, tournaments and more.