parents & community members participated in 2017 programs

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increase in program engagement over 2016

We engage communities to advocate for and affect change in public education.

A History of Impact

Founded in 1989 as Parents for Public Schools, for almost 30 years, we have engaged communities to advocate for and affect change in public education. Standing on its history of parent organizing and engagement, teacher and administrative development, and educational partnership, Parents for Public Schools made the bold step of defining its own narrative for the future, grounded in the premise that parents and students have the right to ask and expect more. In 2017, Parents for Public Schools of Jackson separated from the national Parents for Public Schools organization and adopted a new name—Ask for More Jackson. The organization still honors its original name while moving forward towards a greater place of purpose and impact.


At the core of Ask For More Jackson is the Southern African principle of Ubuntu, translated to mean, “I am because we are.” This philosophy has been lovingly adopted throughout the district to embody the community spirit of working together for the benefit of all children.

Who We Are

Our talented staff and dedicated board members are all invested in the growth and progress of the Jackson Public School District on every level.

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We operate programs with the entire education community in mind in order to provide the best educational environment for every single child in the school district. Our approach is collaborative with those who know best: the educators, parents, and students on the ground. We scaffold programs to reach multiple generations in a family and lift students towards success.

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