Parents, family, and friends

enthusiastically working
to ensure the success of all
Jones College Prep students.


Friends of Jones is Jones College Prep's parent-run, non-profit organization that supports Jones College Prep and its mission to remain one of the premier high schools in Chicago. We are volunteers, donors and advocates who help expand and enrich the many outstanding educational opportunities at JCP. In short, we are all Friends of Jones!

Watch this engaging video to learn more about the impact Friends of Jones has on JCP students.


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It's time to raise your paddles!!! For anyone unable to attend the FOJ Spring Benefit on March 20, you can still participate in the 2020 FOJ Spring Paddle RaiseRemember, all proceeds go to support the students of Jones College Prep.



We have made the difficult decision to cancel our live Spring Benefit at The Library. Instead, our annual Spring Benefit is now a virtual event, focusing on our:

Online Auction


Paddle Raise.




The FOJ Spring Online Auction is taking place NOW through 11:59pm March 21. We have almost 350 items on which to bid! Since they were all donated, all proceeds go to support the students of JCP. Happy bidding!!




Your Generosity Has Impact

Through our collective fundraising efforts, Friends of Jones provides vital funding to support initiatives and programs that are not otherwise covered by the school's annual operating budget for projects big and small. Friends of Jones partners with the administration to determine the greatest funding needs of the school and to help ensure your generosity has the greatest impact on the students of Jones College Prep.

Recent grants have made it possible for our students to have:

  • Freshman Connection
  • New technology, including digital media materials and dozens of Chromebooks
  • Subscriptions to academic resource materials
  • Transportation for athletic team travel in and around the city
  • Furniture for common area students spaces
  • Support for seniors who need help with graduation expenses
  • Start-up funds for student clubs(e.G. Model UN) and free admission to ALAS Fest
  • Costumes, props and scenery for the school play and musical
  • New choral risers and costumes for JCP choirs
  • Ceramic kiln for pottery classes
  • College Knowledge- ACT prep, AP testing and other support for higher education


Active participation in FOJ is one way for parents to feel connected to their student's experience and the larger Jones community! Whether you can give an hour a week or just help every now and then, getting involved will be rewarding and fun.