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The Partners in Education program links businesses and organizations with schools to share resources, both in people and materials. Each flourishes from the support and prosperity of the other. Schools must prepare today's students for their entry into a diverse, competitive work force. When businesses take part in the education of these young people, they help strengthen the work force of the future. The Partners in Education program is vital in helping the community and the school system work and grow together.

The general requirements are simple: 

  • The partnership needs to provide a benefit to the school, and be mutually beneficial to the business through cause-related marketing not advertising.
  • We define a partnership as at least three activities throughout the school year, which we feel is the minimum for a partner relationship.
  • The partnership activities must fulfill a need of a school, as determined by the principal and the school's Partners in Education Coordinator.

The key to a success is finding where a school's needs and the resources of a business intersect and can be implemented in a mutually beneficial manner. Businesses can partner with an individual school, multiple schools or, for some businesses, with the entire district. Districtwide partnerships must be able to support meaningful activities at a district level or at all schools. 

OCPS has key concentrations of recruitment for Partners in Education that are in the STEM fields, in the travel & tourism industry, and those that are faith-based organizations.​​​​​​​ ​​​

 

 Get Involved

 
 

 Welcome to Partners in Education

 
 

 How to Become a Partner in Education

 

School Level Partner in Education - Partner with a school 

  1. Go to the new Interactive Partners in Education systemo to the new Interactive Partners in Education system, starting August 17.  
  2. Search for Opportunities, either by searching a school name, or using the map to find a school near your organization.
  3. Click the Sign Up button to sign up for your preferred activity.
  4. Create a new account as a registered Partner in Education (if your organization isn't already registered).

Districtwide Partner in Education - Partner with all schools across the district. This type of partnership requires a broad geographical and logistical reach across the entire county. To learn about the best type of partnership for you, please contact Community Resources at 407.317.3323 or you can email Sara Au. Thank you for your interest in supporting Orange County Public Schools. 

 

 Our Partners in Education

 
Diamond
 
A Gift For Teaching
Carl Black of Orlando
Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association
CFE Federal Credit Union
Dixon Ticonderoga/Prang Power
First Baptist Church of Orlando
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools
FuelMySchool.com
SeaWorld Orlando
Walt Disney World Resorts

Gold
AXA Advisors
Champion of Choices
DeVry University
Florida Hospital Centra Care
Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center
Horace Mann
IBM
Junior Achievement of Central Florida
LEGOLAND Florida
Office Depot/Max
Orlando Magic
S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange
Strawbridge Studios
Verizon Wireless
Wet 'n Wild
  
Silver
 
Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless
Century 21 / Sunshine Realty
Learn To Learn of Central Florida
Orlando Mortgage Solutions
RDV Sportsplex
State Farm Insurance
Tiki Island Prehistoric Volcano Golf
Voight Foundation
Bronze 
 
African American Council of Christian Clergy
Audubon Center for Birds
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida
Burger King/ Magic Burgers LLC
Central Florida Ballet
Central Florida Fair
Central Florida STEM Council
Central Florida Zoological Park
Centro de La Familia Cristiana
Congregation Gesher Shalom
Dave & Busters Orlando
Domino’s Pizza Franchises
Earl Enterprises
Education Networks America
Emeritus Advocates & Advisors
FedEx Office
Festival Bay Mall
Fifth Third Bank
First Baptist Church of Orlando
Full Sail University
Fun Spot Action Park
GamePlan Media
Give a Kid a Backpack
Grace Baptist Church of Apopka
Hindu University Of America
Homeless Services Network of Central Florida
I9 Sports
Iglesia El Calvario
InCharge Education
Infinite Scholar Program
Interfaith Council of Central Florida
Islamic Center of Orlando
Islamic Society of Central Florida
Islamic Society of Central Florida/Center for Peace
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Jason’s Deli
Jostens
K12 Schools
Keiser University
Killarney Baptist Church
Lakeshore Learning Center
Liberty Mutual
Lightbulb PR
Maa Durga Sri Sai Baba Temple
Massey Communications
Medieval Times
Merrill Lynch
Milestone Projects
Modern Woodmen of America
Mye-Dash Consulting
New Church of Faith
Orange County Arts Education Center
Orange County Library System
Orange County Regional History Center
Orlando City Soccer
Orlando Orthopaedic Center & Foundation
Orlando Solar Bears
Papa John's Pizza
Pleasant View Missionary Baptist
Positive Flow Foundation
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church      
Project Wings USA, Inc.
Prudential FL WCI & Mortgage
Real Estate Benefits Program
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Sikh Society Of Central Florida
Southwestern Orlando Jewish Congregation
SPCA/Humane Society of Central Florida
St. James Cathedral
St. Johns River Water Management District
St. Luke's United Methodist Church Educational IMPACT
Sun Trust Mortgage
Team Orlando
TGI Friday’s/Carlson Restaurants
United Trophy/FleaWorld
University of Central Florida Athletics
University of Central Florida College of Education
UNO Chicago Grill
VALIC Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co.
Wachovia/Wells Fargo
WHIZard Academy for Mathematics & English
Whole Foods Markets
Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival Foundation
Wonder Works/Magical Midway
 
 

 Partnership Opportunities

 
OCPS is proud to launch its ​​new Partners in Education Interactive System
on August 21
(or sooner)
 
Discover the partner opportunities our schools have available. ALL businesses can register for their first opportunity by searching for their school(s) of interest, then clicking on "Become a Partner in Education". Business can also manage their school partnerships from one profile.
 

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