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 raise funds to support 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.


Parent Coffee

Meet fellow parents and Jones Administration to learn more about the many ways you can get involved. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, July 20 (Freshman)

8a – 9a

Tuesday, July 27 (Sophomore)

8a – 9a

JCP South Cafeteria (7/20)


JCP North Cafeteria (7/27)

*Facemasks required

Parent Meet-up

Come for a casual evening and meet fellow JCP parents! Pizza provided, drinks available for purchase.

Wednesday, July 21

6p – 9p


Taylor Street Tap
1358 West Taylor Street Chicago, IL

Joneswear Sale

Are you or your child interested in showing some school spirit? Joneswear will be available for purchase throughout Freshman and Sophomore Connections.

Note: No cash – only cards are accepted. Dates and times subject to change based on weather and inventory.

Before* and after** Freshman and Sophomore Connections on:

  • Monday, July 19***
  • Tuesday, July 20*
  • Wednesday, July 21**
  • Friday, July 23**
  • Monday, July 26***
  • Tuesday, July 27***
  • Friday, July 30**

JCP Courtyard


Our summer orientation program welcoming incoming freshman takes place Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23 from 8:00am - 12:00 pm. Freshman Connection is paid for solely by donations made to Friends of Jones from parents and guardians.



Our rising sophomores could only experience Freshman Connection virtually last year, so we invite them to participate in Sophomore Connection this year, taking place Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30 from 8:00am - 12:00 pm. Sophomore Connection is paid for solely by donations made to Friends of Jones from parents and guardians.

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/staff to have/attend:

  • Freshman Connection
  • "Dismantling White Supremacy in Schools" workshop
  • "Congratulations Class of 2020" signs
  • 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
  • Support for school-sponsored trips and competitions
  • Start-up funds for student clubs
  • 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.