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.


Sunday, October 24, 2021

10:00AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Join fellow JCP students, faculty, alumni, parents, and supporters for the Seventh Annual Eagle Run, a fun run and walk sponsored by Friends of Jones (FOJ). Register today! Entrance fees go up on October 1.







Our Annual Fund supports our school in incredible ways with grants that support school programs & upgrades, academic and arts programs, student clubs & activities, and athletic programs. Our teachers and students need our support. Every dollar helps, and every contribution is meaningful to our school.






Is your company or business interested in supporting one of the best schools in the state? Friends of Jones has secured clearance to sell 31 light post banners around our school on State, Harrison, Dearborn, and Polk Streets.

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.