Who Are We?
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that believes in our diverse community’s collective power to ensure that every child walks into school with the same opportunity to succeed. We believe public schools in Duval County have made tremendous progress over the last ten years, but we cannot stop working until we close the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color. We believe great people make great schools, so we invest in developing and equipping educators with best practices in school quality.
We spark innovation, relationships and resources to power the potential within and around our public schools to achieve excellent outcomes for all students.
Every student is inspired and prepared for success in college or a career and life.
What We Do
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund helps improve public schools in Duval County so that we achieve excellent outcomes for all students. Though our schools have made significant progress since our founding in 2009, we have more work to do to tackle persistent inequities. JPEF works to close the opportunity gap between low-income students and their peers by developing and equipping leaders with best practices in public education. We support teachers, parents and school leaders to improve public schools, in both traditional and charter schools.
We inform, engage and inspire teachers through the EDDYs Experience and Teacher Roundtable, bringing national experts to inform Duval County's top teachers, engaging them in sharing their voices with policymakers and inspiring them to lead in their schools.
Parents and Community Members
We inform the community with the data on school performance through School Facts Jax, engage them in sharing their priorities for education through ONE x ONE, and inspire them to lead through programs like Parents Who Lead.
During our 10th year, we are launching the School Leadership Initiative, designed to turn good principals into phenomenal principals. This program will offer coaching, create a learning community and provide grant funding to support strategic school improvement projects.
We inform administrators at Duval County Public Schools and other public school operators through our research and public opinion poll, engage them in hearing from the community and teachers at events and meetings, and inspire them to act through events such as our School Board Academy.