"The function of education is to teach someone to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Gainesville For All was formed to address racial and economic inequities that hurt people and hinder our community from achieving its best potential. It is an initiative of The Gainesville Sun in partnership with the Community Foundation of North Central Florida.
Strengthening families and breaking the cycle of generational poverty through better access to child care, transportation, early education, support and mentoring.
Addressing schools’ achievement gaps, disparities in school discipline, access to early learning opportunities and a need to improve college/career readiness.
Studying issues such as recidivism, jail diversion, the decriminalization of drugs and homelessness, mental health, racial disparities and disproportionate juvenile arrests.
Health and Transportation
Focusing on the disparities in bus service for low-income neighborhoods and concentrating on tobacco use, oral health, mental health awareness and obesity to improve health.
FAMILY LEARNING CENTER
We're Growing Greatness.
The Gainesville Empowerment Zone Family Learning Center (GEZFLC) is committed to the education and support of young children and their families.
The center seeks to help close the achievement gap in Alachua County, Florida and raise the leaders of tomorrow.
Special programs and resources are offered to parents as the GEZFLC seeks to uplift families as a whole and increase their engagement in their children's lives. Click the button to find out more.
"Realizing this mission [of Gainesville for All] will be a new and important step towards significantly narrowing the devastating achievement gap."
Dr. Edward Block
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida
OUR PROUD PARTNERS
There are many ways to financially support Gainesville For All, from direct payments services through Zeffy to our Amazon registry to in-kind donations. Your donations go towards our projects and the Gainesville Empowerment Zone Family Learning Center.
Gainesville For All is grateful for all of the ideas and effort put forth by our volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, click the button to find out more about the different roles and responsibilities available to our volunteers.
Our staff includes full-time employees and interns who work together to create our initiatives and make them possible. Click the button to learn more about working or interning with the Gainesville For All team.