Pictured (from left to right): Senator Aaron Bean, District 4, The Florida Senate; Sabeen Perwaiz, Executive Director, Florida Nonprofit Alliance; Tina Wirth, Vice President of Education and Workforce Development, JAXUSA Partnership; Patrick Murphy, Workforce Development Manager, JAXUSA Partnership; and Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

Earn Up, the local college access network serving the six-county region of Northeast Florida, and its backbone organization, JAXUSA Partnership, were recognized as the “best collaboration” at Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2016 Innovators in Education Awards on May 5th. The award honors individuals or organizations that have made a positive impact on education in the Northeast Florida region.
“We are proud of the high level of collaboration and partnership our education and business leaders have demonstrated in the two years since our inception,” said Tina Wirth, Vice President of Education and Workforce Development for the JAXUSA Partnership. “We are excited to share this recognition with our leaders and partners and continue our good work in reaching the 60% threshold that is our goal.”

For a complete list of the Innovators in Education Honorees, 
click here. For a slideshow including photos from the event, click here.


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