Education Equals Opportunity

We envision that all young people can do what they love, earn what they need, in the location they want to live. 

We work hand-in-hand with employers and schools to prepare young people from the San Joaquin Valley with the career exposure, skills, and educational experiences to earn a family-sustaining income and be successful and responsible citizens.

Together we can help students in San Joaquin County achieve quality educational outcomes, and in doing so, create a brighter future for our region.

Our Purpose & Vision

Together we can help students in San Joaquin County achieve quality educational outcomes, and in doing so, create a brighter future for our region.

What We Do

San Joaquin A+ is a group of educators, business leaders, active citizens and philanthropists. Collectively, the organization has supported education since 1996 and has almost a quarter century of experience and commitment to Stockton and SJ County.

We are encouraged by the momentum we see at leadership levels across our region, and are engaging in a renewed effort to improve schools for our young people.

Our primary goals include:

Exceed the Need

Exceed the Need

Bring More Great Educators and School Leaders to San Joaquin County.

Inform Our Community

Provide Transparent and Valuable Information About School Quality.

Fuel the Workforce

Fuel the Workforce

Prepare Young People with the Knowledge and Skills to Earn a Family-Sustaining Income.

How You Can Help

Here are a few ways you can work with us to create a better future for the youth in our community.

  • Keep doing what you are doing: Make the pledge to continue to serve the children and families of San Joaquin County.
  • Participate in working groups, visits, and discussions to create a shared vision for quality education in SJ County.
  • Raise your hand for partnership or grantee opportunities when they arise, by becoming a friend of San Joaquin A+ and subscribing to our mailing list (below).

Who We Are

Our Board Members include:

Don Shalvey

Co-CEO, San Joaquin A+

Jose Rodriguez

Kai Kung

Co-CEO, San Joaquin A+

Donald Wiley

Donald Wiley

President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Medical Center of Stockton

Carol Ornelas

Carol Ornelas

CEO, Visionary Home Builders

Donald Wiley

Lisa Blanco Jimenez

Shareholder and Principal Attorney at Neumiller & Beardslee

Carol Ornelas

Jose Rodriguez

President & CEO, El Concilio



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San Joaquin A+
6731 Herndon Pl.
Stockton, CA 95219
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