The Community First Cares Foundation, the charitable arm of Community First Credit Union, awarded 10 PowerUP Jax innovation grants to public school teachers in Duval County. Each recipient will receive a $500 grant to support their in-class projects. A volunteer committee awarded the grants based on project proposals that were based on creativity and prioritized hands-on learning experiences to raise student achievement.

Check out the 10 winners and learn more about their innovative projects too. 

Misty Allen, John N.C. Stockton Elementary

Shaun Bennett, Ortega Elementary

Gayle Fiser, Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School

Priscilla Hardage, Chimney Lakes Elementary

Malik Jackson, Highlands Middle School

Phyleshia Jones, Jean Ribault High School

Maria McMahon, Lone Star Elementary

Usharani Puranam, Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School

Ginny Raynolds, GRASP Academy

Elizabeth Thomas, Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School