noun / abbrev. / jo’ • mo
The satisfaction of staying in, resting up, and grounding one’s mind, body and spirit as a form of self-care.
Antonym: FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)
You're invited NOT to attend...
a fundraiser for the freire schools
When: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Where: Your home—or wherever you like!
From constant connection to work and news via our devices to a never-ending stream of dinners, cocktail parties, and events, our time is always in demand. Too often we’re stretched tight between the need to take a moment to care for ourselves and our fear of missing out. On June 10, Freire Schools invites you to spend the night at home doing what you love—all in support of our amazing students.
Let’s take this night to disconnect—and in so doing, make space to reconnect and show gratitude to ourselves, our families, and the people and places that mean the most to us. At Freire, we’re grateful for friends like you, whose generous support allows us to go above and beyond for our students and provide a creative and life-changing education.
This year, instead of attending a fundraiser, take a break with us—and support Freire Schools by sending the most generous gift you can with your RSVP.
Along with the freedom to take a night to relax, Freire’s JOMO No-Show Fundraiser comes with joy of knowing that 100% of your donation directly supports Freire students, our schools, and our future.
Thomas A. Caramanico
Who We Are
“At Freire Schools, we believe that when kids create, they build the future.”
Dr. Kelly Davenport, Founder, Freire Schools
For the past two decades, Freire Schools has provided an exceptional and dynamic education to students from neighborhoods that have weathered historic and systemic hardship. Serving 2,000 students across four campuses in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Freire Schools are among the highest performing families of public charter schools in the region, proving every day that all children can achieve when given access to a rigorous, creative and inspiring education.
Freire Schools provide students in underserved communities a top-tier learning experience with a focus on individual freedom, critical thinking, and problem solving in an environment that emphasizes the values of community, teamwork, and nonviolence. We are four distinct schools in two different cities, each guided by the same principles of equality, diversity, mutual respect and critical thought.
FREIRE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
A rigorous college-prep liberal arts education focused on social justice, self-actualization, and academic excellence.
FREIRE CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Applying a persistent growth mindset to challenge the limits of what’s possible in middle school.
FREIRE CHARTER SCHOOL WILMINGTON
Unique five-year program equips students for “graduation times two”— not just from high school, but from college as well.
TECH FREIRE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
Fully-equipped makerspaces and technology-integrated lessons prepare students to thrive in the future they build themselves.
Sponsor Joy in Education:
Support JOMO No-Show
You can help Freire Schools make a difference. Proceeds from JOMO No-Show support equal access to technology, arts, and creative programming, social-emotional supports, and college and career planning for kids who need it most. Becoming a sponsor makes our projects and students’ achievements possible!
Our partners help us bring joy to students through:
Encouraging real world, hands-on learning experiences outside of the classroom (field trips, on-site courses, job shadowing, mentoring)
Providing academic counselors at each campus to assist students in college and career planning
Creating a literacy-rich learning environment with libraries at each campus
Addressing social-emotional barriers to learning by providing social workers on every campus, student and family therapy, wellness programming, and trauma-informed programs and practices, including arts therapy.
Improving teacher quality through carefully developed professional development and access to professional study and creative opportunities
Many Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Thomas A. Caramanico
MASTER TEACHER ($50,000+)
The Martin Foundation
Janine and Jeff Yass
Hilarie & Mitchell Morgan
Bruce & Joye Lesser
Pine Tree Foundation
Carolyn & Clint Walker
Baxter Family Foundation
David & Elaine Singleton
Stellini Family Charitable Fund
Gina and Rod Ward
Zeldin Family Foundation
Partner in Education ($2,500+)
Laura and Ben duPont
Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC and Daniel Shapiro
Friend of Freire ($1,000+)
Aquinas Realty Partners
Kelly C. Davenport, Ed.D.
Gerald Escovitz, MD & Francyn Sacks
Joan and Bill Goldstein
Arthur S. Karafin, Esq.
Marnie and Bill Kelly
Laura Solomon and Associates
Holly M. Leggett
Drs. Sandra and Frank Norman
One Penn Associates
Beth N. Packel
The Pollard Family
Ron S! Charitable Fund
Samuel P. Mandell Foundation
The Saramar Charitable Fund
Kevin and Janet Soder
Stein Family Charitable Foundation
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Lorraine and Walter White
Nathan and Lori Will
Wisler Pearlstine, LLP