J&J Local Partner

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Community Partner

  • Communities in Schools Jacksonville
  • Duval County Public Schools, Florida
  • Englewood High School, Jacksonville, FL
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville
In September 2021, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Communities In Schools of Jacksonville, Florida State College, Duvall County Public Schools, and Englewood High School launched a new Bridge to Employment (BTE) program in the Jacksonville, Florida community. The three-year BTE-Englewood/Jacksonville program targets 50 Grade 10 students enrolled at Englewood High School in the 2021-2022 with a minimum 3.2 GPA and helps build solid futures by introducing a broad array of careers in the STEM2D sectors and providing enhanced academic and real-world experiences. The long-term outcomes are: 1) Increase the number of students who enroll in higher education, and 2) Increase the number of students pursuing a career in the STEM2D sectors. To achieve the stated outcomes, BTE partners will offer a variety of Academic Enrichment, Career Readiness & Exploration, Higher Education Preparation, and Community Engagement and Leadership opportunities.

Key Program Activities


By the end of the program (June 2024), BTE Englewood/Jacksonville will achieve the following:


To achieve these end-of-grant outcomes, the partners strive to attain the following in Year 1: