The ONE in THREE art exhibit has been an incredible asset to the ONE by ONE campaign over the last year. It started with a groundbreaking run at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and then in January began traveling the community, hitting every part of town through August of this year, when it was set to "retire." Thanks to an incredible offer from Mayor Alvin Brown, ONE in THREE will remain on display for another month, this time in the City Hall Atrium.
To date, the exhibition has has more than 75,000 viewers from throughout Northeast Florida, and the reactions to the students' stories have been overwhelming.
We hope you will join us on Wednesday for an inspiring opening event, where one of the ONE in THREE students will speak along with Mayor Alvin Brown. See the details in the press release below.
MAYOR BROWN TO HOST THE "ONE IN THREE" ART EXHIBIT OPENING
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 27, 2012 - Mayor Alvin Brown, education stakeholders and community leaders will attend the opening of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund's traveling exhibit "ONE in THREE: Let's Solve our Dropout Crisis." Mayor Brown is pleased to host this significant exhibit at City Hall, as part of his continuing focus on improving public education in Jacksonville.
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: City Hall Atrium
117 West Duval St. - 32202
WHAT: A project of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, this powerful art exhibition features 10 current and former Duval County Public School students who have overcome immense obstacles to their education through community support.
The exhibit is designed to spark participation in the ONE by ONE initiative, a project of the nonprofit Jacksonville Public Education Fund, which is currently rallying local citizens to create a vision and action plan for public education through small group conversations all over the city. So far, more than 1,400 people have participated in these conversations. For more information, please visit www.jaxpef.org.
Sponsors of the project and exhibit include: Brunet-García Advertising; The Chartrand Foundation; Corporation for Public Broadcasting (as a part of the American Graduate Initiative); Cynthia G. Edelman Family Foundation; EverBank; Regency Centers Corporation; State of Florida (School District Education Foundation Matching Grant); David A. Stein Family Foundation; Jay and Deanie Stein; and J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver.