Your voice in action!
The central tenet of ONE by ONE is the belief that everyone in our community has ideas and solutions to bring to the table — and that we cannot move forward until all have had the chance to be heard.
That's why the campaign's volunteer-led Community Advisory Team (CAT) will coordinate more than 75 more than 150 small "kitchen table" conversations throughout 2012. These discussions will take place at kitchen tables, as well as in houses of worship, community organizations and businesses in every neighborhood in Duval County.
The conversations are now officially over and have surpassed all goals!
What happens after the conversations?
Everything that's said in the conversations, from aspirations to solutions, will be recorded in an online database by JPEF staff. That database will be public, right here, for everyone to review. Scroll down to see the results of each conversation.
In fall 2012, we will hold regional meetings for you to review the conversation data and nominate delegates to the Community Agreement Drafting Convention on January 5. From it, they will emerge with a vision statement and five to six priorities for public schools in Duval County! That will form the basis for a co-owned work plan.
This plan will not lay all the work at the feet of the school district. Instead, it will be a shared framework where responsibility is divided between the schools and the community, a concrete formula that takes into account the role we all have to play in helping our children be successful.
Learn more about how this process has worked in other communities and see case studies from Mobile, Alabama and Naples, Florida.
What our community is saying
Each conversation will be catalogued below! Click on "read more" next to each conversation to learn more about the conversation, or even download the full notes and audio (where available) from the conversations. Participants' names are not revealed in the conversation notes.