PowerUP Jax is an initiative of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. It’s a $500 competitive grant to fund innovative projects to raise student achievement. Lead sponsor Community First Cares Foundation believes in seeding innovation and rewarding creativity among public school teachers — so they’re funding 20 projects!
We’re excited to have the “Lightning Round” contest that will provide an extra $150 to the winning grant applicant with the most votes by community members. All of the grant winners will be entered into the running for the $1,000 Community First Innovation Prize.
On February 23, The Community First Cares Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Community First Credit Union, announces the recipient of the Community First Innovation Prize honoring creativity and innovation in classroom instruction in Duval County. Riley Krotz, a science teacher at Duncan U. Fletcher Middle School, will be honored with the Innovation Prize at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s 25th Annual EDDY Awards scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront on Saturday, March 12 at 6 p.m.
February 2016 - 10 Duval County public school teachers were awarded grants and one teacher won an extra $150 during the "Lightning Round." The winner of the PowerUP Jax Lightning Round is Elizabeth Thomas!
June - July 2016 - Check back for the fall cycle PowerUP Jax applications!
Download our PowerUP Jax flier to spread the word among Duval County public school teachers. We can't wait to see how teachers inspire their students through innovation!