Parents, family, and friends

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

WHAT IS FRIENDS OF JONES?

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.

EVENTS

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The Annual Fund is FOJ's largest fundraiser as every family can participate and show their support. We understand some families can contribute more than others, that's why a meaningful gift from you is meaningful to us. A high level of family participation is also important to attracting corporate sponsors. Businesses invest when they see families invest.

 

 

Friends of Jones commemorates the Class of 2020 with complimentary congratulatory lawn signs.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE

JONES COLLEGE PREP

CLASS OF 2020!!!

 

 

"The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change."

- Maya Angelou

FRESHMAN CONNECTION GOES DIGITAL

July 13 - 17, 2020

8:00am - 12:00pm

During this weeklong experience, freshman will receive virtual lessons from Jones teachers and counselors, meet the upperclassman mentors, engage in discussion activities with their mentors and fellow first-year students, build connections with their new classmates and access a full digital library including, but not limited to, welcome messages from school staff, a tour of Jones, and a virtual club/activity fair!

The cost of Freshman Connection is paid for by FOJ solely from donations made by parents and guardians. Learn more.

 

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

GET INVOLVED

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.