Partners in Education Testimonials

"At Jefferson City Public Schools we believe that we are 'Stronger Together' through collective action, and that Partnerships are a key component to the success of our schools, our teachers and our students. The businesses and organizations that serve as partners to our schools - and the schools across Jefferson City - are making a commitment to our community's future and the people that will contribute to Jefferson City's growth and improvement. We often say that education is the backbone of every great community. We're thrilled that so many businesses and organizations in Jefferson City understand that and support the work of our schools."

-Dr. Larry Linthacum, Superintendent, Jefferson City Public Schools 



“C&S Business Services, Inc. and the Mid-MO Adult Learning Center have been Partners in Education for a number of years. C&S is pleased to partner with the Adult Learning Center and support their programs, students, and staff as they assist individuals with completing their education and prepare them to enter the workforce. Our partnership includes HiSET scholarships, Adult National Honor Society sponsorships, attendance & achievement incentives, job market & job preparation guidance as well as other ongoing means of support. We look forward to continuing and growing our partnership with the Adult Learning Center.”

-Paula Benne, C & S Business Services, Inc.



"First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, is incredibly grateful for the Partners in Education (PIE) program. Our long-standing partnership with South Elementary School has been enhanced from our relationships with Chamber leadership and other business partners in our community. PIE helps connect us with other businesses partners, so we can learn from and encourage one another in this important work. FBC JC has adopted several new initiatives with South because of what we’ve learned from this network of influencers. We are proud to be a Partner in Education in this outstanding community."

-Melissa Hatfield, First Baptist Church  



“We have been a Business Partner in the Chamber’s Partners in Education program for the past 8 years. Knowing that we are helping enhance students’ education is very rewarding.  I encourage other businesses to join the program and help us make a difference in our community.  Remember, they may be working for you someday.”

-Jeff DeLong, Owner, Custom Screen Printing & Embroidery


"First Christian Church is privileged to participate in the Partners in Education program. For over 20 years, we have collaborated with East School to improve student achievement, raise attendance, and increase parent participation. We have benefited beyond words from these relationships with students, teachers, staff, and the broader East School community." 

-Beau Underwood, Senior Minister, First Christian Church


"As an engineering and technology firm, our partnership with the Jefferson City Public Schools allows STEM exposure to a more diverse cross-section of our community. Whether it is volunteering with robotics students or supporting teachers in the classroom, Bartlett & West is committed to STEM education and the workforce these young people will create. Together, we will lead our community to a better tomorrow."

-Bob Gilbert, Project Manager, Bartlett & West, Inc.



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