Join the more than 1,221 active volunteers and delegates who lead the ONE by ONE movement! Through ONE by ONE, citizens from all over Duval County join together to learn and share about the state of public schools and take action to move public education forward. Through quarterly public education forums, the annual ONE by ONE Convention and smaller meetings throughout the year, delegates and volunteers are an active voice for positive change in public education.
Mark your calendars for the next ONE by ONE public education forum, which is set to take place on Tuesday, June 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the new Jessie Ball duPont Center at 40 East Adams Street in downtown Jacksonville. An RSVP page is coming soon!
Want to be a part of the ONE by ONE movement? Contact Community Mobilization Director, Maira Martelo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 394-0951.
See a recap, photos and more from past ONE by ONE events and catch up on anything you might have missed!
Most recent public education forum: March 30
> Check out the ONE by ONE 2014 Community Progress Report
In 2012, people all across Jacksonville began to come together to talk about an issue that affects every citizen in our city: education.
Jacksonville was at a crossroads. Surveys showed that residents felt education is the most important issue facing Duval County, yet we faced ever-greater challenges to public schools. The residents of Jacksonville had to get involved and speak up to create a common vision for education in our city.
ONE by ONE started with an innovative art exhibit that lifted the faces and voices of 20 current or former students in Duval County Public Schools who faced great obstacles to getting their education.
The exhibit sparked the interest of more than 1,600 people who participated in 169 small-group conversations, identifying what issues matter the most in our public schools and posting the results of the conversations online.
Then, through delegates nominated from every part of the city, the people of Duval County spoke with ONE voice about their priorities for public education on Jan. 5, 2013.
Working together, the delegates voted on the top four priorities that emerged from the conversation data:
The delegates took these themes and turned them into a Community Agreement. You can see who signed the Community Agreement here and sign it yourself.
Take a look back at the previous conventions and learn how delegates plan to advance the community priorities.