Partnerships in the Community

These are fine organizations that Ballinger Publishing partners with…

African American Heritage
To preserve, perpetuate, promote and integrate African-American heritage and culture in Northwest Florida. We’re vibrant. Renewed. Distinguished. All of the thing that make membership prewarding and fun. Since 1990, the African’American Heritage Society has brought an array of artists, historians and scholars to the Pensacola community to celebrate African-American cultural heritage.

ARC Gateway is committed to increasing the opportunities for all persons with, or at risk of, developmental disabilities, to choose where, how and with whom they live, learn, work and play. Vision: Through fiscal stability, staff expertise and increased community presence, ARC Gateway will provide high quality, adaptable and individualized supports and services to promote quality of life for persons served..

Big Brothers Big
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.

Downtown Improvement
Welcome to Downtown Pensacola, where old and new come together in a distinctive flavor that is discovered simply by strolling the streets. Whether you’re browsing the shops, dining among the enticing ambiance, or enjoying the multitude of cultural activities and historical sites, Downtown Pensacola offers unique charm and charisma appealing to professionals and families, young and old alike. If you live in the area or are planning your next vacation, make a day of it in Downtown Pensacola.

In partnership with Families Count, Ballinger Publishing and Landrum Companies announce Families Count’s Top 20 Companies for Working Families competition. To learn how to apply or nominate a company, visit the Families Count’s website.

Gulf Coast Kid’s
The key concept behind Gulf Coast Kid’s House is that an abused child only has to tell his or her experience of abuse one time to one person. Today, if a child is abused, he or she must repeat the abuse experience at numerous agencies. At Gulf Coast Kid’s House, a child tells his or her experience one time to one child advocate, ensuring a prompt response.

Japan/America Society
The Japan/America Society fosters cooperation between Japanese and American cultures through exchanges, social functions and cultural and educational exchanges with our sister city of Hagiwara, Japan. We collaborate with the Japan House and The Jikei-American Center based at the University of West Florida.

Pensacola Bay International Film Festival
The Pensacola Bay International Film Festival was founded in 2002 by a group of dedicated film fans led by Tom Roush. Roush is the area film commissioner and a former manager of acquisitions at Screen Gems, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The 2007 festival is shaping up quickly, and is expected to show another year of growth.

Pensacola Little
Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) is a nonprofit, community organization providing theatrical experiences that entertain, enrich, and educate adults and children in Northwest Florida. PLT is committed to providing quality presentations and participatory opportunities for community artists utilizing traditional, innovative, and collaborative programming. PLT presents plays and musicals, outreach programs, performances and classes for youth, and special theatrical events.

Pensacola Opera
Anticipating to top last season’s sell-out performances, Pensacola Opera is proud to present Carmen and Lucia di Lammermoor, held in the historic Saenger Theatre, as the 2005-2006 main stage operas. Priority seating is available now. Call Patron Services Manager Lauren Smith to order season tickets or email her at

Pensacola Symphony
Here at the PSO, we love to play music. When I hear the orchestra tuning before a rehearsal, my pulse quickens. When I see the audience streaming into the theatre for a concert, I have a marvelous feeling of anticipation and excitement. It just doesn’t get better than playing great music with a great orchestra. -Peter Rubardt, Music Director
Trolley tours were sponsored by the Downtown Improvement Board and Escambia County Area Transit from 1998 – 2001. The Pensacola Historic District Property Owners (PHD) joined in to assist as tour guides. Neighbors constructed elaborate displays, including a living Nativity scene. Santa and Mrs. Claus was the only interactive stop until the series ended in 2001. Beach Boy Trolley Company, the PHD and the Seville Improvement Board stepped in to keep the popular service available to the public. In 2002 the Grinch became the second stop at the Brown, Thornton and Pacenta firm on Tarragona Street. In 2003 over 60 businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations, including hundreds of volunteers, sponsored the trolley tours

Public Television for the Gulf Coast – For mind-enriching, entertaining programming, television audiences choose WSRE-TV. As part of the Public Broadcasting Service, WSRE-TV Public Television presents the highest quality children’s, cultural, documentary, science and public affairs programming – programming which earns more awards and critical acclaim than any other television service.