The Jim Moran Foundation Continues its Partnership with Communities In Schools

Friday, December 2, 2016

CIS Site Coordinator, MaryAnn Foster, was able to help former student Naishma stay on track to graduation thanks to the support of The Jim Moran Foundation at Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jim Moran Foundation recently awarded Communities In Schools of Jacksonville with a two-year grant totaling more than $420,000 to support case management services at four Duval County schools.

The funding will allow students at Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, A. Philip Randolph Academies of Technology, Lake Forest Elementary and Raines High School to continue to receive support from four full-time Communities In Schools site coordinators.

These site coordinators are embedded within each school to connect struggling students with resources to help them achieve academically and succeed in life.

“With this grant to Communities In Schools of Jacksonville, we are giving children and teens the tools and encouragement they need to make good choices and accomplish their very best,” said Jan Moran, chairman and president of The Jim Moran Foundation.

The Jim Moran Foundation is a long-term partner of Communities In Schools, providing more than $1 million in support since 2010, said CEO of Communities In Schools of Jacksonville Steve Gilbert.

“We are so thankful to have The Jim Moran Foundation as a strong community partner that understands the importance of supporting our students so that Jacksonville can have a brighter future,” Gilbert said. “Through our case management services, we meet the individual needs of students, and we are excited to continue helping them choose success.”

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About Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools is one of America’s most successful dropout prevention organizations. Operating within schools since 1990, the Jacksonville affiliate serves more than 6,900 students in 37 schools annually with nationally recognized mentoring, literacy, case management and after-school programs. For more information, visit

About The Jim Moran Foundation

Founded by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation has invested more than $70 million in education, elder care, family strengthening, and youth transitional living initiatives since its inception in 2000 with efforts currently focused in Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties. Through a long-term Grant Agreement, The Foundation's significant funders are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. To learn more, visit or call (954) 429-2122.