City of Jackson and

United Way of the Capital Area

Back to School Event

Invitation To ParticipateTM

 

 

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The City of Jackson and United Way of the Capital Area are collaborating to host the 6th Annual Back To School Celebration and Supply Giveaway will be on Saturday, July 25th 2015 at the Jackson Convention Complex. This event is a celebration to enhance and promote education and literacy in our Bold New City.

This year's event culminates the City of Jackson's and Jackson Public School's summer reading efforts through Jackson Reads, One Jackson Many Readers, Summer Reading, Boost Program, National Summer Reading Day, Literacy Boot Camps and other activities. This event also provides everyone who attends an opportunity to learn about the City of Jackson's and Jackson Public School's services, initiatives and programs. Additionally, parents will be able to sign their children up for tutoring services, after school programs and other volunteer, civic and athletic programs. Last year we had over 50 vendors participate in the event. health related services, after school programs, tutoring services, youth related services (i.e., volunteer, civic and athletic programs, parent groups, etc.)

We are planning for 3,000 - 5,000 young people and their parents to attend this great event. Please note: limited quantities of backpacks will be distributed to students who bring an extra Back To School Reading Log to the event.  We need your help!

Please click here to download Back To School Reading Log 

Please click here to download Back2School vendor form

Summer Reading Events:

July 11

Summer Reading Boot Camp I - Cardozo Middle School

Bates, Oak Forest, Timberlawn, Van Winkle, Woodville Heights, Lester, Marshall, Sykes, Wilkins, Baker, Barr, George, Isable, Lee, Clausell, French, Lake, Pecan Park, Raines, and Poindexter

July 18

Summer Reading Bootcamp II- Kirksey Middle School

Davis, Green, John Hopkins, North Jackson, Watkins, Brown, Dawson, Galloway, Johnson, Smith, Walton, Boyd, Casey, McLeod, McWillie, Power APAC, and Spann

August 2015

  • Reading Logs are Due to Individual Schools
  • School Level Celebrations

September 3, 2015

  • District Celebration at the Children's Museum with Community Partners

SERVICES NEEDED

Community organizations are invited to participate in this effort focused on kindergarten to eight grade students including, but are not limited to the following services and/or materials:

  1. School Supplies (notebook paper, pencils, markers, pens, flash drives, etc.);
  2. Material Donations to support PIE Store and Teacher Resource Center
  3. Monetary Donations
  4. Vendors (health related services, after school programs, tutoring services, youth related services (i.e., volunteer, civic and athletic programs, parent groups, etc.)
  5. Other related services

(Organizations do not need to provide all services in order to submit a proposal.  We welcome any proposals that can assist with the above-mentioned services.  The Alignment Jackson Operating Board will host a collaboration meeting to bring all service providers together around program implementation.)

 

OUTCOMES

Our targeted outcomes are as follows:

  • Increase awareness of the City of Jackson's services, initiatives and programs (Parent Survey);
  • Increase awareness of Jackson Public School's services, initiatives and programs (Parent Survey);
  • Increase awareness of other services, initiatives and programs (Parent Survey); and
  • Increase usage of services (Vendor Survey)

 

ITP Form ITP Form

If your organization would like to participate, please click on the button above to submit your proposal. All proposals must be submitted by July 10, 2015. 

If you have any questions about the ITP™ process, please contact Anthony Johnson- Director Alignment Jackson, at 601.965.1353 or anthony@myunitedway.com

 

 

Alignment Jackson Open ITPs

>> Middle School Resource Guide (Middle School Committee) - Due: May 31, 2016

>> Academies of Jackson (High School Committee) -  Due: May 31, 2016

>> Supporting JPS Elementary Schools (Operating Board) - Ongoing

>> Supporting JPS Middle Schools (Operating Board) - Ongoing

>> Supporting JPS High Schools (Operating Board) - Ongoing