A.B. Coleman Cares

    A.B. Coleman Cares is a division of the company focused on giving back to the community. The first initiative is an enrichment program for inner city youth focusing on higher learning and career development. This program is going outside of the box to reach out to the community around them to offer something more than just financial support and mentorship they are offering an inroads to a better life.

    The program began with sponsoring a Community Day August 2009 in partnership with the Carter G. Woodson Elementary School. Throughout the 2009-2010 school year the A.B. Coleman Cares program will feature FCAT tutoring, mentorship outings for the students and progressive outreach and workshops for parents. The only requirement for the program is that the students show progress in their academics. "This partnership will give our students an opportunity to be proud of their community and stay in the community," stated Cheryl Gaston, Principal of Carter G. Woodson Elementary School.


    Communities in Schools

    Communities in Schools is the premiere drop-out prevention program that helps kids improve their academics, attendance and behavior. We reach more then 6,600 at-risk students in over 60 Duval Schools each year through mentoring, scholarships, literacy tutoring, afterschool programs and case management services.


    The Chartrand Foundation

    The Chartrand Foundation was established by the Chartrand family in 2006.

    It reflects our desire to give back, our belief in the dignity of all people and our commitment to social justice. Working together philanthropically also serves to strengthen and enhance our family relationships. 
    The Chartrand Foundation focuses on education because we believe accessing and acquiring a quality education is the most important step individuals can take toward achieving self-expression, personal freedom and financial independence.


    Council for Educational Change – PASS Program

    Under the guidance of the statewide Council for Educational Change (CEC), the Partnership to Advance School Success (PASS) is an effective model for improving student performance. Designed by the Florida Council of 100 and the South Florida Annenberg Challenge, PASS brings top corporate executives into the classroom, by serving as mentors to principals for a period of three years. PASS is a hands-on model uniting the talents of business leaders, school principals and educational coaches. Most of all, PASS is a commitment by Florida's business community to leverage what it does best - running efficient, focused organizations - to improve the quality of public education