Since 1990, Communities In Schools of Jacksonville has helped more than 110,000 individual students. Many of our students face serious challenges, ranging from hunger to homelessness. Our staff is embedded in the schools to help these students find new paths to success through our afterschool, case management and literacy programs. Help us support these students in our 30th anniversary year and donate today.

Meet Our CEO

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville CEO Leon Baxton has been with the organization for 28 out of the 30 total years. Baxton started as a site coordinator at Northwestern Middle School in 1991 and then became chief operating officer in 1995. He remained in that position until he was named CEO in August 2019. Learn more about his history and why he’s honored to lead the nonprofit.

“The true stars are the students themselves. Our team provides the tools to help them take control of their lives, but it’s up to them to take those next steps.”

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