The Department of Community & Family Engagement actively promotes relationships between local
(large corporations and small businesses) for the purpose of improving public education.
The goal is to establish partnership with the business community by aligning mutually beneficial relationships between the business sector and the schools and the business sector and the District.
two opportunities to establish business partnerships: 1) school-based
partnerships serve DCPS schools; and 2) strategic partnerships serve a multitude of schools or at the District level
for systemic change and improvements to maximize academic, operations, and public relation strategies.
Based upon the
scope of work, partnerships contribute to the mutual goals of the schools/District and the business partner. Each Partnership is unique; it is based upon:
Partnerships may be formed with any school and at any grade level. Some schools are in greater need of partnerships due either to a lack of existing business partners or a student population who may be facing significant challenges. We encourage you to consider selecting a school that will provide the greatest impact for the investment of your time and resources. Many of our schools are fortunate enough to receive various gifts of in-kind and cash donations from businesses on the First Coast. Examples might include but are not limited to:
- The size and nature of your business
- The time you have to contribute
- The needs of your partner school
Business Liaison at each school can work with you to determine which avenue is best for your
business, in addition to providing a receipt for your donation. You may contact the Department of Community and Family Engagement at 904-390-2960 or the school directly for more information.
- Incentives for students
- Mentoring services to students/teams
- Participation/hosting of special events
- Internships, job shadowing, service projects
- School beautification & hands on projects
- Expert consultation
- School-based Business Partnerships are established as a 1 to 3 year-long relationship. Together, teams identify and address specific school needs and integrate strategies to affect the School Improvement Plan.
- Strategic Partnerships are established to provide an extensive reach through either deep or wide strategies. These include multiple strategies, involvement and resources
at multiple schools, or one specific targeted strategy at multiple schools. These partnerships normally include time, talent and treasures and include a complex scope of work.