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Education Equals Opportunity

In order to create a system of great schools in our county, San Joaquin A+ collaborates with local families, education, and workforce partners to set a vision for how our community can prepare students to be successful and responsible citizens.

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

Don Shalvey

CEO, San Joaquin A+

Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez

President & CEO, El Concilio

Kathy Lagorio Janssen

Kathy Lagorio Janssen

Chief Executive Officer, Lagorio Companies

Jane Butterfield

Jane Butterfield

Community Advocate & Retired CEO, Business Council of San Joaquin
Susan Grupe Depolo

Susan Grupe Depolo

Local Education Advocate & Former Executive Director, San Joaquin A+

Donald Wiley

Donald Wiley

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

Kevin Shafer

Kevin Shafer

Founding Partner, The City Fund

Updates

Veteran educator returns to his roots to lead Central Valley organization

July 7th, 2020|Categories: News|

After more than 50 years in public education, veteran educator Don Shalvey is returning to his early stomping grounds in education to head an organization dedicated to improving the education outcomes of students in California’s Central Valley. Shalvey will become executive director of San Joaquin A+, a nonprofit organization based in Stockton that was founded in 1996, and is devoted to improving education and workplace outcomes for students in the region.

Get your San Joaquin A+ License Plate Today!

November 27th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

We encourage friends of San Joaquin A+ to contact us if you are interested in putting a San Joaquin A+ license plate on your car. We will reward those we see driving around with their San Joaquin A+ license plate by posting their photos on the website and with a surprise gift. Thank you to all those who have already participated!

Read the Exceed the Need Task Force Report

November 27th, 2019|Categories: Report|

This report presents a comprehensive accounting of Exceed the Need: An Extraordinary Teacher in Every Stockton Classroom. This effort exemplifies the ingenuity and passion of the educators of Stockton, whose greatest desire is to serve the students of Stockton in an outstanding way.

View PDF (690 kb)

Contact Us

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