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Former Clarke Employee Wins ASHA Editor's Award

November 14, 2017—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honored former Clarke employee Frank Iglehart with the Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology.[More]

Honoring Trustees for their Service and Welcoming a New Addition to the Board

November 13, 2017—Clarke is honored to recognize Kevin Franck, PhD, Sara Grosvenor and Sharon McCarthy as they close out their terms with Clarke's Board of Trustees this fall. Kevin, the brother of a Clarke Alumna, joined the Board in 2011; Sara, Founder and President of The Alexander...[More]

Clarke Staff and Alumni Collaborate on Educational eBook

November 5, 2017—Thanks to the contributions from Clarke staff, Smith/Clarke alumni and Clarke Board Members, we are pleased to announce that the eBook Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is now available...[More]

The 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss Draws Hundreds of Professionals, Parents and Teens

November 1, 2017—Clarke Mainstream Services’ 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss was a great success, drawing hundreds of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors from across the country. This year’s event was especially significant, as Clarke Schools for...[More]

March 2, 2017

Over 750 Expected at March 4th Kilwins Ice Cream-Themed Road Race to Raise Money for Children With Hearing Loss

March 2, 2017—(Jacksonville, FL)—This Saturday, March 4, more than 750 participants and supporters are expected to gather at the 5th Annual Kilwins Ice Cream Run at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, FL. Hosted by Kilwins Jacksonville, a gourmet ice cream shop, the event will benefit children with hearing loss who are learning to listen and talk at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.

This year’s race will feature the crowning of Florida’s first-ever Ice Cream Royal Court—which will consist of an Ice Cream King, Queen, Prince and Princess. Each member of the Royal Court will receive a one-of-a-kind custom-designed crown, a plaque and supreme bragging rights for their yearlong reign. In addition, the overall top individual fundraiser from the Kilwins Ice Cream Royal Court will receive two round-trip tickets from JetBlue.

Participants will also enjoy the hugely popular Kiddie Dash, in which Clarke Jacksonville preschoolers give it their all in a 100-yard dash. These 30 students conduct their own fundraising drive by reaching out to family, friends and the community to sponsor their adorable and very entertaining participation in the Kiddie Dash.

“We’re just thrilled to see all the support and enthusiasm leading up to this year’s Kilwins Ice Cream Run,” noted Cynthia Robinson, Director of Clarke Jacksonville. “Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, registrants and donors, this event will help us raise awareness about the work we do at Clarke—teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk, just like their peers with typical hearing—and raise funds to allow us to bring these life-changing services to more children with hearing loss in the Jacksonville area.”

If you haven’t signed up to run or walk, you’re still welcome to come out to enjoy this family-friendly day, with vendors, giveaways and all-you-can-eat gourmet Kilwins ice cream at the finish line. A $5 donation suggested. To learn more about the Kilwins Ice Cream Run, visit