The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is an independent
nonprofit organization that works to connect research with civic
voice to bring about unified action in support of universally
high-quality public schools for all children in Duval County. We
believe that an informed and active citizenry, together with
attentive and aligned community leadership, will move our schools
forward to prepare students with the skills they need for future
Three core strategies form the basis of our work: research, community mobilization and advocacy. Learn
more about what we do and how we do it. Find out about the
history of the organization here.
Inform and mobilize the community to advocate for universally
high-quality public schools for all children.
Jacksonville is a community where every child has the
opportunity to attend a high-quality public school.
These principles guide our decisions and actions:
Community-Focused. We listen constantly and carefully
to the public and community organizations and work to ensure they
have the tools they need to ensure all children have access to
high-quality public education.
Data-driven and Transparent. We invest in objective
research and evaluation, and rely on it to make decisions. We trust
in our data, and make it freely available for others to evaluate
Collaborative. We work to connect and collaborate with
the school district and community organizations working on behalf
of children. We listen to a wide variety of voices in our
Inclusive and Respectful. We intentionally work to
include diverse voices at the decision-making table. We value the
wisdom of each person's unique experience.
Long-term Commitment. We pledge to keep our eyes
trained on the ultimate goal of ensuring high-quality public
education for all children in Duval County. Our organization is
structured and funded with a long-term focus.
Student-Centered. We make decisions first and foremost
on what is in the best interest of children in Duval County, with a
special focus on students who face barriers to obtaining a
high-quality education. We believe all students can achieve at high
levels when provided with high-quality instruction and
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904)