WJCT's mission is to use our unique assets as a resource for citizens to come together to celebrate human diversity, experience lifelong learning, and actively engage in matters of civic importance, all to improve the quality of our lives and our community.
Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia
Mr. Michael Boylan
WJCT Public Broadcasting, 89.9 FM, Public TV, Public Radio, North Florida
Also Known As
WJCT, Inc.; WJCT 89.9; WJCT FM; WJCT TV
100 Festival Park Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA
Media, Communications Organizations (A30)
Telephone, Telegraph and Telecommunication Services (W50)
Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
How does this organization make a difference?
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WJCT delivers public TV and radio programming to 1.5 million audience members in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. WJCT also reaches more than 20,000 community members through outreach programs, including literacy workshops, reading celebrations, health initiatives and more.
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
PRODUCTION AND BROADCAST OF PUBLIC RADIO AND TELEVISION
Community, Business & Industry
TEACH is a conference to engage, empower, and inspire teachers. Created by teachers, for teachers, this day-long conference presents keynote speakers, 27 concurrent breakout sessions, exhibitor booths and much more.
Secure funding for a sustainable yearly day-long conference for educators.
Number of attendees and a participant survey at the end of the event to fill out, with a 35% attendees response rate.
2012 TEACH survey recorded a 9.36 out of 10 with 369 attendees responding to the survey.
2013 TEACH survey results recorded a 9.22 on a scale of 1-10, with 348 attendees responding. Both years attracted nearly 1,000 attendees.
Ready To Learn Workshops
WJCT participates in the national children's media program designed to narrow the achievement gap. Targeted toward America's most at-risk kids, but made available to all families and children, Ready To Learn builds upon award-winning PBS Kids math- and literacy-based programming through community workshops. Presently in 10 First Coast schools, WJCT's Ready to Learn workshops introduce parents to the "Read/View/Do" Triangle, teaching them skills to help their children learn.
Expand reach of Ready To Learn workshops into targeted neighborhoods and through community partners (schools, community centers, childcare centers, etc.). Secure sustainable funding to continue to present workshops.
Number of attendees.
Early Childhood Education
Good For You/Girls Day Out
Good For You's mission is educating women to make informed decisions about health, well-being and personal safety for themselves and their families. In its 17th year, Good For You's objective is to provide up-to-date information from credible experts in a fun and entertaining way – so that women can better care for themselves, and for their families.
Secure funding for a sustainable yearly day-long health conference for women.
Number of attendees and participant survey at the end of the event to fill out, with a 40% attendees response rate.
Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Mr. Michael Boylan
Michael Boylan joined WJCT as President and CEO in April 1999, bringing nearly 25 years of television production experience. He holds a bachelor's degree from John Carroll University and a master's degree in telecommunications from Kent State University. During his tenure at WJCT, he has guided WJCT through the digital conversion and other capital improvements, forged new community partnerships, and encouraged a wealth of local programming and outreach.
Holland & Knight
Term: Oct 2016 - Sept 2018
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?