PowerUP Jax Lightning Round winner to receive additional award for classroom project


We gave the community a chance to read the projects of the 20 winners from the Fall 2016 PowerUP Jax cycle, and vote for the one they found most innovative and impactful in a two week Lightning Round. The contest has closed, and a winner has been selected. 

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Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite PowerUP Jax project!


Twenty teachers were selected to receive grants from the Community First Cares Foundation to fund innovative projects in their classrooms, and now they each have the chance to win an extra $150 to put toward their project – but they need YOUR help!

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PowerUP Jax grants support and empower our best educators


PowerUP Jax is only for the creative and innovative educators in Duval County Public Schools. The one-page application is simple to complete, but can have a huge impact inside your classroom! We know you have exciting and creative ideas to get your students engaged in learning, and along with Community First Cares Foundation, we want to help you bring those ideas to life.

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PowerUP Jax grants seed creativity and innovation


PowerUP Jax grants are an easy way for teachers to earn $500 towards an innovative and creative project for their classroom.  Take a look below at a few of last year's winners. 

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Classrooms benefit from JPEF donations/grants


undefinedToday we welcome guest blogger, Blythe Benton. Blythe is a student at John N.C. Stockton Elementary school who took the time to share how PowerUP Jax, sponsored by the Community First Cares Foundation, has made a positive impact in his classroom. His teacher, Jennifer Norton, received a PowerUP Jax innovation grant to engage students in current events.

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Upcoming Event

Join Us for EDTalks 2020

EDTalks is an annual speaker series and luncheon that brings education's greatest thought leaders to Duval County. Mark your calendar for October 8!

  • Date: Thursday, Oct 08, 2020
  • Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM
  • Where: Omni Jacksonville Hotel
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-cent tax 

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, the Jacksonville community said once again they would support a small tax for schools.

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Did You Know?

85.1 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2018, a record high.

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