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LUKE FORD

Youth Service Coordinator

at The ILRC since 2017
(904) 399-8484 x.328
LukeF@theILRC.org

EDUCATION

University of North Florida (2016)
B.A.

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

FERPA Certification (2016)

LUKE FORD

Youth Services Coordinator

“Education is the most important tool towards independence”

Since moving to Jacksonville in 2015, Luke Ford has worked as an advocate, mentor, and also a teacher in classes with varying exceptionalities. Joining the team at the ILRC in 2017 as a Youth Services Coordinator, he has helped run the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program and is the staff liaison to the Youth Advisory Council. Outside of work, Luke likes to play games competitively and work on a variety of projects in the communities he is a part of.

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THE REASON WHY

I WORK AT THE ILRC

I have always had a personal and professional interest in disability studies and advocacy because it is one axis that reveals and challenges assumptions relating to our interactions and structures. And it is great to think about these things, for sure, but you also need to put the work in, and that’s what I’m here to do.