The Civic League is a non-profit and nonpartisan group of community leaders dedicated to civic engagement. Membership is by invitation only. The organization studies, confers and acts upon any matter, economic in character, which may be deemed to affect the welfare of the Halifax Area of the County of Volusia or the State of Florida - and to support any educational or civic enterprise deemed by The Civic League to promote such welfare. The Civic League has exercised leadership and has been influential on many community issues during the past 50 years.
We are dedicated to serving the communities in which we work and live. We do so, in part, through our involvement with the following organizations:
United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties brings together the people, businesses, and organizations that have the passion, resources and skills needed to get things done and create lasting change.
The building blocks for a better life are Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs. United Way works to build a strong foundation for individual and community success for years to come.
The Halifax Humane Society of the Greater Daytona Beach Area is an open-door animal shelter that receives over 13,000 animals annually through city contracts and owner surrenders. Kennel and cage capacity can comfortably house approximately 350 animals per day and is usually full.
Equipped with a spay/neuter clinic, we perform early-age spay/neuter surgeries to ensure that all adopted animals are altered before entering a new home. Low Cost Spay/Neuter Certificates are also made available to the public.
For almost 50 years, COA has been the authority on Aging Services in Volusia County, and is one of the largest service agencies in northeast Florida. The COA serves thousands of clients every year, through meal programs, non-medical health services and Senior activities.
COA is a licensed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In addition to some Federal and State Funding, COA offers Fee for Service options and raises funds through events and donations to better help serve clients who do not have the means to pay for care.
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area's largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature perserve, the facility hosts over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art, one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and the Gallery of Decorative Arts, the Cuban Foundation Museum, showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States; the Prehistory of Florida Gallery featuring Florida's Giant Ground Sloth skeleton and the Root Family Museum displaying restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia in Florida. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building exhibits thousands of objects from many donors which are owned by the Museum, while the Linda and Charles Williams Children's Museum presents an interactive experience for children. A new state-of-the-art planetarium and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcasing the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world, rounds out the areas to explore inside the Museum of Arts & Sciences.