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WEDNESDAY, May 9th

PreConference Institute: Challenges Facing Boys and Men of Color
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A: Youth-Led Workshops   
 
A7: It’s a Revolution! Early American Principles for Today’s Community Schools
Elementary school students, acting as American revolutionaries will demonstrate how the community principles that made America great perfectly align with the Coalition for Community Schools’ principles.
 
Whitney Ulibarri, Alie McClellan, Bibiana Perez, Navon Morgan, Arturo Sanchez, and Jomari Gee, Mark Twain Elementary School Students
Beth Howard, Mark Twain Elementary School (Flyer, TACSI Handout, Service Learning Handout, Service Learning Handout 2)
Sheri Carpenter, Mark Twain Elementary School 
 
L1: Meaningful Student Engagement to Strengthen Our Schools
Hear from students in Emeryville, CA and Oakland, CA as they explain how they have included the student voice to improve their communities. Learn how these students are providing feedback, re-shaping district wide plans, and creating a difference in their communities.
 
Ariel Hughes, Shirley Cruz Kyu, Larissa Campana, Jonathan Castro, and Normalya Tayor, Emery Secondary School Students, Emeryville
Bella Montoya, MetWest High School Student, Oakland
Donovan Reid, Ralph Bunche High School, Oakland
Stephen Vance, McClymonds High School, Oakland
Lily Dinh, Oakland High School, Oakland
Tony Robinson, Oakland Unified School District
 
A9: Creating Peer Role Models and Young Leaders: Youth Empowerment in Community Schools
How do I reach these kids?!? Hear from the students themselves about how to empower youth and reach their peers. Participants will gain an understanding of how to take collaboration with youth to the next level. Learn how to: support 9th graders with peer role-models and mentors, create competitive college applicants and ensure their undergraduate completion, bridge academics with community-based applications, and prepare youth as advocates.
 
4 San Fernando High School Students
 
A3: Youth Taking Charge: Pioneering Community Engagement in the 21st Century
Whether it is raising $800 for your local homeless advocacy organization or starting an annual clothing drive for a teen home, youth leaders will help you investigate ways to form strong and lasting community partnerships.
 
Stephon D. Littles, South Philadelphia High School
Todd Matte, Latoria Williams-Anderson, and Michael Reid, EducationWorks
  
A4: Youth-Led Collective Impact
When challenges seem big and the services of partners seem small, collective impact is the only way to move forward. Hear youth simulate their collective impact strategy by applying it to your community’s challenges.
 
The Voice Student Group, Sylmar High School
Freddy Ortiz, Sylmar High School
Jennie Carey, Los Angeles Education Partnership (Handout)
 
 A6: Co-creating Efficacy: Youth and Adults, the New Team for Community Change
In 2011, youth helped to design and develop the Ashland Youth Center. Using that experience, they will demonstrate how to build adult-youth partnerships that are mutually respectful, beneficial, and sustainable.
 
Vassilisa Johri, Ashland Youth Center Project
Tomas Alvarez, Beats, Rhymes & Life
 
 
C: Communications and Advocacy Workshops  
C4: How Community Schools Are Reinvigorating Rural Education
As an example of a successful work-in-progress, Al Kennedy High School in Cottage Grove, Oregon, is implementing an educational approach aimed at engaging young people in efforts to enhance the health of local, social, and natural environments. By collaborating with private and public partners, their progress is embodied in "solutions-based" sustainability education and instruction teaching students they have the capacity to address the challenging environmental, social, and economic dilemmas facing their community.
 
Robert Mahaffey, Rural School and Community Trust (Presentation)
Tom Horne, Kennedy Alternative High School
 
B5: Building & Sustaining Community Schools through Collaboration, Commitment & Communication
Learn about strategies and tools to strengthen the capacity of your "backbone organizations" (intermediaries), to develop, scale up and sustain their community school’s efforts. The focus will be on the organization’s role in providing strategic guidance and garnering long-time support.
 
Shelly Masur and Jan Christensen, Redwood City School District
Pat Brown, Redwood City 2020 (Handout)
 
 
C5: Public-Private Partnerships with Economic & Workforce Development: Building Support for Community Schools
Focus on public-private partnerships (P3s) -- discover what they are and how they can help communicate and advocate for community schools. Dig deeper to understand what economic and workforce development opportunities lie in your rural, suburban or urban communities for growing P3s.
 
Courtney Curatolo, Florida Atlantic University (Presentation)
 
C2: Afterschool for All: Making the Case for Your Community and Policy Makers
Afterschool programs are a key component of any community school. Discover strategies for effective marketing, advocacy and sustainability for your efforts. Participants will also explore the latest afterschool policy and research, including policy developments surrounding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
 
Steven Amick, Afterschool Alliance (Presentation)
 
  
C7: Building a Community, Building a School
The Emeryville Center of Community Life Fellows will share their story of community ownership, including 8 months of community organizing, in partnership with the School District, the City, and the architectural design team. Fellows will use digital story telling to describe how their community priorities and personal interests shaped their work.
 
Hayin Kim, Emery Unified School District
Mary McGruder, Anna Yates Elementary School
Joe Melancon, City of Emeryville
Barbie Robinson, Anna Yates Elementary School
Lorenzo Artadi, Living Hope, Emery Unified School District
Erica Crane-Malone, Emery Secondary School Student

 
 
D: Diverse Populations Workshops  
 
PreConference Institute: Challenges Facing Boys and Men of Color
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D5: Bridging Communities & Schools: A Model of Community & Parent-Led Dialogue
Explore an approach to building relationships between schools and diverse communities. Learn how residents, students and university faculty co-facilitate dialogues that build the capacity of schools to better respond to the needs of new families and integrate new cultures into their community. 
 
Abdulkhaliq Mohamed, Hartland Partnership Center
Annika Jones, Lincoln Community Learning Center
 
L14B: Rethinking the Role of School Discipline by Promoting Positive School Climates
Providing a new framework through which to deliver school discipline as well as provide a set of principles
and practices to support, heal, and engage at-risk students and families this workshop will address the nationwide trend of black, brown, and poor students being disproportionately disciplined and pushed out of school settings across our country,
state, and county.Understand impact of current disciplinary paradigm in schools, learn about the restorative paradigm in schools, and explore examples of restorative practices in schools.
 
Barbara McClung, Oakland Unified School District
David Yusem, Oakland Unified School District
 
D4: Strategic Partnerships in Supporting English Language Learners (ELL)
Learn about creating strategic partnerships with non-traditional groups such as law firms, corporations and civil rights organizations to effectively reach ELL students and families. Participate in discussions around the legal requirements for supporting ELLs, what schools/districts should strive for, and effective methods.
 
Natasha Quiroga, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Educational Opportunities Project (Strategic Partnership Presentation)
 
 
D2: Scaling up Human Relations-LAUSD Collaboration: No Haters Here Club
Join the Los Angeles Unified School District and LA County Human Relations Commission as they share data and youth testimony on creating a rich and sustainable partnership. Learn how these two entities have effectively collaborated to impact student success. Strategize on how to bring a similar project to scale.
 
Joel E. Cisneros, Los Angeles Unified School District (Scaling Up Human Relations, No Haters Here Presentation)
Robin Toma, Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission

 
 
E: High-Performing Community Schools  
E3: Shared Leadership and Power in a Community School
Learn firsthand from principal/coordinator teams from three community schools how they have created structures and methods for sharing leadership. Teams will highlight their impact on school culture, staff efficacy, student opportunity and academic success. Participants will select a model and work in groups to design new leadership approaches for their own context.
 
Brian Fox, Mission High School in San Francisco
Eric Guthertz, Mission High School
Carol Hill, Burton High School
Bill Kappenhagen, Burton High School
Richard Zapien, Hillcrest Elementary School
Stefanie Eldred, Hillcrest Elementary School
 
E2: We Have Partners…Now What? A Focus on Integration and Alignment
Uncover why seamless integration of partners and alignment of partner’s capacity with school goals is necessary to achieve impact. The workshop will highlight strategies used at Ethel M. Taylor Academy, a Cincinnati Public School and 2011 winner of the Coalition for Community Schools Award of Excellence. We will also look at the importance of integration and alignment of partners from the teacher and union perspective. 
 
Annie Bogenschutz, Central Clinic/Cincinnati Public Schools (One-Pager Handout)            
Julie Seller, American Federation of Teachers
 
 
 
E6: Engaging Higher Education & Corporate America in the Pursuit of Community School Dreams!
Learn how partners come together with a common vision to inspire success for students and families at Broughal Middle School. Gain strategies for strengthening relationships with businesses, higher education, program providers and families, and scaling up community schools.
 
Regina Nickson, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
Alicia Creazzo, Broughal Middle School
 
E5: Engaging Teens after the Bell Rings: Demystifying High School Community Schools
This hands-on workshop will discuss connecting adolescents in extended day, community school activities. Participants will delve into the four essential elements of a successful teen program: collaboration, student engagement, academics and recruitment.
 
Marshall Goss, George Middle School
Frances Hall, Neighborhood House
 
E7: Believing in the Unbelievable: Scaling-Up to Be an Award-Winning School
Using participants’ knowledge and strengths, this session will help you plan for scaling-up your community school initiative -- a community empowered by the development of the whole child. We will identify community needs, potential partnerships, and the key players on an interdisciplinary team, based on the success of this 2011 National award winning Community School.
 
Theresa Kiger, Roy Clark Elementary School, Union Public Schools
 
E4: Working under the Same Roof: Working Collaboratively to Establish an Effective Community School
Get an inside look at a school site and lead agency's relationship. Learn how deep partnerships enable them to provide key services to students and families, impacting student achievement. Leave with a self assessment and action planning tools to use in your community school.
 
Misha Karigaca, Westlake Middle School
Valorie Huston, Eagle Village Community Center Youth & Family Services
 
 
F: Leadership Workshops 
 
F10: Scaling-Up with Cross Boundary Leadership: Working Together to Improve Student Success
Learn how cross boundary leadership establishes strong relationships and how these relationships lay the foundation for building capacity and scaling up. Interactive exercises and dialogue will enable participants develop their own leadership skills.
 
Paul Wm Thomas, Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative
Kirk Wester, Community Action Project of Tulsa County
Kristen Granstaff, Tulsa Area Community School Initiative
 
B6: Holding Out for a Hero: How Administrators Can Champion the Work of Community Schools
Wanted: a leader to harmonize district policy, student needs, school culture, and partner agency agendas. Learn about the skills and influence that school administrators need to champion community schools at multiple levels by examining four successful leadership models.
 
Stephanie Marron, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Henry Fries, San Fernando High School
Gustavo Morales, San Fernando Middle School
Freddie Ortiz, Sylmar High School
Robert Vidana, Fremont High School
 
L3: The Transforming Power of Place: Restoring Buildings, Relationships and Community Efficacy
Explore the transforming power of place to inspire hope and energy for change. Three aspects of place—physical space, decision-making structures, and relationships—will be examined and participants will be challenged to position their community school for change in these three domains.
 
Dante de Tablan, University of Maryland, School of Social Work
Ghazala Chughtai, University of Maryland, School of Social Work
Christopher Battaglia, Benjamin Franklin High School L14A: Learning Works Charter
 
School at Homeboy Industries: Principles and Practices to Reengage At-Risk and Dropout Youth in Education
Learning Works is a laboratory for strategies that work to reengage disenfranchised youth back into education. We practice a set of principles as the cornerstone of our school. We chase dropouts, reengage them in education, and serve their needs to graduation. Our lessons can be translated to your public systems, including traditional schools. Examine the reengagement of dropout populations at your own sites, identifying practices and principles in place to foster a culture focused on graduating all youth.   
 
Shanley Rhodes, Learning Works Charter Schools
Emily Sipchen, Learning Works Charter School
Oscar Garcia, Learning Works Charter School
 
 
 
F7: Infusing Community Schools Strategies in Ground Level School Reform
Ongoing education reforms can make developing sustainable community schools strategies seem impossible. For LAUSD this has been opportunity an to scale up community school efforts. Come learn how to leverage current reforms in your communities into opportunities.
 
Jennifer Carey, Los Angeles Education Partnership (What to How Handout)
Freddy Ortiz, Sylmar High School
Kristen Bonilla, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Robyn Stack Reagan, Los Angeles Education Partnership
 
F21: Taking the Work to School District Scale
Participants will learn how the Community School strategy is being embedded into an entire school district’s strategic plan and aligned with the core work of ensuring academic success for students. Use the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation example to create your own "action plan grid" to explore next steps in your communities.
 
Patricia Weinzapfel and Cathlin Gray, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (Presentation, Community School Interview Sheet, Action Plan Front, Action Plan Back)
Tammy Dexter, Glenwood Leadership Academy
Elizabeth Wells, Harrison High School
 
F15: Forging Public & Health Sector Partnerships to Seed Full-Service Community Schools across Alameda County
The School Health Services Coalition of Alameda County, CA will share how to develop cross-system alignment to support the development of community schools. The workshop will highlight effective strategies, core approaches, and lessons learned in developing collaborative leadership, increasing system capacity, and investing in school health services.
 
Tracey Schear, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, School Health Services
Chien Wu-Fernandez, Hayward Unified School District
Darlene Fuji-Pratt, Alameda County Public Health Department
James Nguyen, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, School Health Services
 
F3: Community School Directors in Action: Leading for Success
Engage in activities and discussions prompted by case studies that highlight and analyze the responsibilities of a Community School Director (Coordinator). Case studies will bring to light the skills needed to manage the competing demands that influence this demanding role.
 
Myrna Torres, The Children’s Aid Society
 
 
F22: Municipal Leadership for Multi-Sector Partnerships: Connecting Community Schools with Postsecondary and Career Pathways
Mayors and other city officials can play an important role in supporting community schools. As community schools focus on scaling up, municipal leaders can connect schools with both city agency partners to provide students with necessary wraparound supports, as well as local higher education institutions and employers to provide students with opportunities and support to ensure they are college- and career-ready.
 
Marjorie D. Cohen, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, National League of Cities
 
F19: Working with Union Leadership
District Administration vs. Unions no more. David Smith, Superintendent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC), and Keith Gambill, Evansville Teachers Association Union President, will share how Indiana’s third largest urban school district developed a district-wide Community School model through collaboration. Discover ways to use the community school strategy to break through these barriers in your communities.
 
Dr. David Smith, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Keith Gambill, Evansville Teachers Association
 
F4: Aligning Community Resources: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How?
Aligning community resources makes sense, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Discover how Alignment Nashville's community engagement processes and tools can help your community create sustainable community-school partnerships. Participate in Alignment Nashville’s collaborative process tool and training manual for future use in your community school.
 
Melissa Jaggers, Alignment Nashville (Handout)
 
L2: Leadership from the Center, Out and Back
This session combines the leadership and governance experiences at the institutional level for a recently formed partnership in Florida with the site based community leadership approach maturing in the Salt Lake City School District.  The approaches reflect the continuum of leadership from the center (headquarters and institutional level relationships) to the site level (school and community relationships) and their interactions.  Hear an overview of the approaches, common themes, critical factors, and discuss key elements of effective leadership elements of effective leadership and governance across the continuum.
 
Nancy Ellis, PhD. –University of Central Florida, Center for Community Partnerships
Ray Betancourt, Rosa Park Elementary School (Presentation)
 
Amy Ellis, M.Ed., Evans High School/Orange County Public Schools
Charlene Sears-Tolbert, M.A., CAP, Evans Community School/Children’s Home Society of Florida 
Christine Pittam, Lincoln Elementary School, Community Learning Center, Salt Lake City School District
Haytham Ibrahim, Mountain View Glendale Community Learning Center, Salt Lake City School District
Heather Lambert, M.P.A., University of Central Florida, Center for Community Partnerships
 
 
F2: Partnering for Success: Sustaining Quality After School Programs in Declining Funding Climate
Flourish in the face of funding cuts. Learn about strategies for sustaining after school and out of school programs with declining budgets. Leave with a toolkit of new ideas for sustaining and building programs on a shoestring.
 
Elayne Walker-Cabral and Ana Santana, The MET Community School
 
F16: From the Inside Out: Community-Immersed Teacher Development and Its Transformative Power
Explore how teachers can be more deeply engaged in the community where their children live, particularly in urban settings where oppression and alienation have been the historical norm for children of color. Through a facilitated discussion with university, school leadership and community partners, participants will explore how they can adapt this unique teacher prep program to deepen the engagement of teachers in their community schools.

Jessica Strauss, Alliance for Community Teachers and Schools
Peter C. Murrell, Alliance for Community Teachers and Schools
Jon Clausen, Ball State University
Shawn Davis, Longfellow Elementary School, Muncie Community Schools
Wilisha Scaife, MuncieP3, Parent and Community Mentor
Sue Godfrey, United Way of Delaware County (IN)
 
L8: Multi-Jurisdictional Partnership: Building True Collaboration across Large Organizations
Engaging leaders across a community to build true collaboration for a community school initiative takes time, energy and commitment. The SUN Community School initiative in Multnomah County (Portland), Oregon has successfully deepened partnerships and support for a bold vision, "Every School a Community School", through strategic efforts. This workshop will outline those strategies and engage the group in dialogue about how participants can utilize these strategies in their own communities.
 
Bill Scott, SUN Service System Coordinating Council
Joanne Fuller, SUN Service System Coordinating Council
Lolenzo Poe, Portland Public Schools
 
L9:  Ogden United for Education/College and Career Readiness: It Takes a Community
Join local school and community leaders to discuss how to develop a successful cross-boundary leadership team to address educational needs; why community schools are vital to student success; and what steps are needed to develop a multi-agency strategic plan. Leaders will share insights, innovative strategies, and results.  Specific examples of college readiness initiatives will be highlighted.
 
Kathleen Bideaux, Research & Development Specialist for Ogden School District (Presentation, Ogden SD guaranties, Keys to Partnerships, Poster)
Dr. Donna Corby, Community Relations Coordinator for Ogden School District
Matthew Godfrey, former Mayor of Ogden, Utah
Robert Hunter, CEO United Way of northern Utah
 
 
G: Multi-Site Community Schools Initiatives Workshops 
 
G19: Creating a Resource Coordinator Certification: A Method for Building Skills and Capacities to Advance Community School Development
Learn how a team of Illinois community school leaders initiated a certification development process that strengthens the skills and capacities of resource coordinators to build high-functioning community schools. Participants will examine the product of their work and consider how to apply their lessons to their own state/region. 
 
Gregory L. Hall, Federation for Community Schools (Creating RC Certification, Handout 1, Handout 2)
Dee Dee Pacheco, Family Focus, Inc.
Melissa Carpenter, Youth Organizations Umbrella
Megan Marker, SGA Youth & Family Services
Ashley Nazarak, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
 
G11: Sustaining Community Schools: A Proven Approach
Participants will learn about the Finance Project's (TFP) sustainability planning framework and apply its eight elements to the work of sustaining and growing community schools. Become introduced to TFP’s tools and take them back to your community.
 
Jane Quinn, National Center for Community Schools, Children’s Aid Society (Workshop Presentation, Case Study, Sustainability Handout)
 
G12: Community Achieves: Scaling Up Community Schools in Nashville
Metro Nashville Public Schools is in the planning stages of scaling up community schools across the city. District and community leaders will highlight their three year process to convene leaders, assess readiness, and create a shared vision for what Community Achieves will look like in Nashville, TN.
 
Tony Majors and Gini Pupo-Walker, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Glen Biggs, Alignment Nashville
 
L15:Going The Distance:  Leveraging Resources and Developing a Strategy for Implementation and Sustainability
This workshop will dig deeper into how the CPS Community Schools Initiative Implementation and Sustainability process strategy incorporates establishing strong partnerships with community organizations to leverage resources.  Participants will gain insight into documenting strategies for engaging practices that span across multiple sites. 
 
Adeline Ray, Chicago Public Schools
Jocelyn Moralde, Chicago Public Schools
Meredith Wellman, Chicago Public Schools
Nouha Shwehdi, Chicago Public Schools
 
G18: Full Court Press: A Multi-Pronged (And Relentless) Approach to Developing Community School Systems in Hartford, CT
Hear about the evolution of Hartford’s system of full-service community schools. The commitment of major institutions and the partnership of community-based resources have been central to the Hartford Community School model and vital to developing health, mental health and youth development supports and opportunities.
 
Jacquelyn Santiago, COMPASS Youth Collaborative, Inc.
 
G1: A New Day in Vallejo City Unified School District
Building momentum for a district-wide full service community schools effort in Vallejo City Unified School District is centered on all stakeholders communicating with one voice. Hear how new superintendent leadership in Vallejo is moving this agenda. 
 
Kindra F. Montgomery-Block and Bel Reyes, UC Davis Center for Community School Partnerships (A New Day in Vallejo Handout)
Ramona Bishop and Alana Shackelford, Vallejo City Unified School District
 
G7: Strategic Investments to Leverage and Deepen Services: The Recipe for Stone Soup
This presentation will share the philosophy of SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) schools as illustrated by the folk tale, Stone Soup. It will offer concrete examples, as well as guided small group discussion, around how to foster similar investments in other communities.
 
Dunya Minoo, Portland Public Schools
Greg Belisle, Impact NW
 
G6: Salt Lake City CLC Case Initiative: A Case Study
Strong Community Learning Centers embedded in high school feeder patterns is a priority of the Salt Lake City School District. Participants will hear from the superintendent and his staff about the rationale, approach, and strategy utilized in their scale up efforts. 

Dr. McKell Withers, Cynthia Talbot-Holz, and Keri Taddie, Salt Lake City School District
Judith Oki, Salt Lake Education Foundation (CLC Handout)
 
G16: Cincinnati Public Schools Community Learning Resource Coordination: Using Data for Alignment, Integration, & Continuous Improvement
Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) is the highest rated urban district in the State of Ohio, and has turned around many of its lowest achieving schools. Many of these schools have established Community Learning Centers. Learn how CPS is using resource coordination and a new data system to answer this critical question: do the resources contribute to school success, and if so, how can key stakeholders better align, integrate, and support these services for continued success?
 
Sarah Trimble-Oliver and Julie Doppler, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS Evaluation Overview, Using Data Handout)
Geoff Zimmerman, The Strive Partnership
Helen Mattheis, Thriving People, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
 
G15: Community School Partnerships for Sustainability: Beyond the Usual Suspects
Learn how to broaden your vision of community school partnerships. Building on experiences with unique partnerships from the Lincoln Community Learning Centers, participants will learn how to move beyond the dollars into true collaboration.
 
Dayna Krannawitter and Lea Ann Johnson, Lincoln Community Learning Centers (Balanced Scorecard, Collaboration Handout, Visioning Impact, Double Nuclei)
 
G5: Four Regional Perspectives on Effective Community School Implementation
The Atlantic Philanthropies supported the National Elev8 Initiative in Baltimore, Chicago, Oakland and New Mexico, which share common service components and a national policy agenda. Participants will learn how each site’s implementation strategy, which uses a flexible framework customized to serve ethnically and culturally diverse communities, has been crafted to fit the needs of their diverse urban, rural and pueblo communities.
 
Donna Lawrence, The Atlantic Philanthropies US Children & Youth Programme
Josefina Alvarado-Mena, Elev8 Oakland/Safe Passages
Renee Paisano-Trujillo, Elev8 New Mexico/Youth Development, Inc.
Syda Segovia Taylor, Elev8 Chicago/Local Initiatives Support Corporations (LISC)
Nicole Johnson, Elev8 Baltimore/East Baltimore Development, Inc.
 
G10: Cleaning up the Mess: Systems Integration in the San Francisco Beacon Initiative
Learn about a seventeen year journey of creating, integrating, disintegrating, and reintegrating systems to support San Francisco Beacon Community Schools in eight low-income neighborhoods Today the same leaders are still coming together. Hear from them directly about what they have accomplished and take away strategies for turning a defunct governing body into a highly effective one.
 
Asha Mehta, San Francisco Beacon Initiative
Maria Su, Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families
 
G24: Consistent Collaboration across Communities, No Cookie Cutters Needed
With a track record for effectively convening the right people and resources to create positive sustainable impact, COMPASS Community Schools and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley are setting the stage and leading the charge for a regional scale-up of the model through its role as an intermediary.
 
Jill Pereira, COMPASS Community Schools
Regina Nickson, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
 G8: Understanding the Youth Policy Institute’s Scale-Up Strategies in Multiple School Reform Models in Los Angeles
Examine YPI’s methodology to ensure your scale-up approach is responsive to community need while collaborating with key community partners. Leave with handouts, flow-charts, and communication techniques to establish, scale-up, and everything in-between to support the work of your multi-site community school initiative.
 
Karina Favela-Barreras, Youth Policy Institute
Olivia Robledo, San Fernando Institute of Applied Media (Pilot School)
Veronica Areguin, Charles Maclay Middle School (LAUSD School)
Yvette King-Berg, Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools (Charter Schools)
 
G22: Community Mapping: Linking Community Resources and Assets with Common District Goals and a Shared Vision
Community Mapping: a relationship-driven course of action used to link community resources and assets with common district goals and a shared vision, lays the foundation for community school implementation. Participants will learn about the process, tools, and structures needed to instructionally and pedagogically integrate, connect, and validate each community map.
 
Gil G. Garcia, Rosemary Santos Aguilar, Carlos Ochoa, Karla Hernandez, and George Herrera, Rowland Unified School District (Presentation, Action Plan, Mapping Highlights, Community Mapping Handout, Mapping Table, Community Mosaic, RUSD Poster, Fieldnotes, Multicultural Perspective, Product Guidelines)
 
G2: Developing Wellness Networks – Organizing Multiple Schools to Create Comprehensive Family Support
The 14 LAUSD Wellness Networks organize schools and services geographically to provide comprehensive family support. Walk away with an understanding of how LAUSD engaged its families, and created lasting partnerships to create its Wellness Network – all of which can be fashioned to fit the needs of your community.
 
Michael Shannon, Los Angeles Unified School District
Ezequiel De La Torre, Los Angeles Unified School District (Community Wellness, Wellness Roadmap, Wellness Structure, Strategic Plan, The Trust Handout)
Haide Arriaza, Los Angeles Unified School District
Sandy Wooten, Northeast Community Clinic
 
G20: Community Schools Strategic Site Plan: Aligning Site Plans to the District Vision
Interact with a diverse set of leaders in Oakland and learn about their aspirations, successes and pitfalls as they engaged in a major organizational transformation effort through launching the Community Schools Strategic Site Planning process. Learn about the Community School Strategic Planning tool.
 
Kimi Kean, Oakland Unified School District
Susana Ramirez, Oakland Unified School District
Andrea Bustamante, Elev8 Initiative at Oakland Unified School District
Tracey Logan, Oakland USD
Jean Wing, Oakland USD
 
B8: Doing it Right: A Successful Approach to Planning a District-wide Community School Effort
Are you a school district just starting out or one looking to scale up? Are you finding the community school approach seemingly simple and yet extremely complex? This workshop provides a methodical approach to district-wide planning efforts with tools for use in planning with your leadership teams and partners.
 
Jamie Harris, Center for Strategic Community Innovation (CSCi)
Ali Cannon, San Leandro Unified School District
 
 
G4: The Power of Building a Cohort of Community School Coordinators: Vision, Visibility, Vital Skills
Understand how creating a cohort of Coordinators promotes the momentum, collective impact and shared agenda needed for "scaling up" - by facilitating common benchmarks, training, tools, program models and messaging to all levels of a school district and city.
 
Margaret Brodkin, Margaret Brodkin & Associates, formerly with New Day for Learning
Jamie Harris, Center for Strategic Community Innovation (CSCi)
Tracy Brown, Everett Middle School, San Francisco
Curtiss Sarikey, Oakland Unified School District
Natasha Flint-Moore, Carver Academic Elementary School, San Francisco
 
G23: The West Denver Network Family –Increasing Authentic Parent Engagement at Every Level of Education
Exciting things are happening in Denver in the field of parent involvement! A group of schools that once struggled with parent engagement will share how they have increased engagement by implementing a cohesive system developed in one Denver high school's feeder pattern. Learn the keys to this proven integrated approach.
 
Fernando Guidice, West Denver Network of Denver Public Schools
Morgain Sanchez, CMS Community School
H: Opportunities and Supports Workshops
 
B7: Building a System of Supports for Community Schools: The Role of Intermediary and Capacity-Building Organizations
Learn how San Francisco Bay Area intermediaries are creating an effective system of support for community schools. A System of Supports framework for community schools will be shared for adaptation, including tools for creating your own professional learning community.
 
Amy Gerstein, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities (Logic Model Handout, Systems Handout)
Margaret Brodkin, Margaret Brodkin & Associates, formerly with New Day for Learning
Kara Dukakis, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities
 
 
H32: Engaging Families in Early Education Success: Bridges at Highland Full-Service Community School  
Explore the Bridges at Highland School approach to organizing a comprehensive early childhood community school, and consider the engagement work needed to connect families to their child’s education success. There will be opportunities for group discussion and Q&A.
 
Erin Gallagher and Marsha Guthrie, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County
Kathy Wall, Bridges at Highland
H68: Transforming Communities by Transforming Schools: Partnerships for Public and Private Good
Learn strategies for building sustainable partnerships: from establishing a foundation for collaboration between schools and communities to building an action agenda. Discover how working with local resources and establishing positive, mutually beneficial relationships with underperforming schools creates improved student performance and mutually transformative experiences.
 
 
H73: Vision in Action: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child through Community Schools
Learn how the community schools’ approach in a uniquely diverse part of Burnaby, British Columbia, ensures that each child, is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Discuss creating the mindset necessary to respond to the needs of your community.   
 
David Rawnsley, Byrne Creek Secondary School
Iha Farquhar, Byrne Creek Secondary School
Molly McCloskey, ASCD (Whole Child and Community Schools, Indicators)
 
 M1:  When Something for Everyone Isn’t Enough: Targeted vs. Universal Services in Community Schools
As democratic institutions, community schools often rely on a universal approach to offering supports, services and opportunities to students and families.  Yet, in a world of scarce resources and in the face of research evidence that our neediest students and families often benefit most from these services, many community schools are rethinking issues related to targeted vs. universal services.   In this workshop, practitioners from three of the country’s largest and most mature community school initiatives will explore a set of focused questions around when and if to target supports and services to particular groups of students and families. 
 
Jane Quinn, The Children’s Aid Society National Center for Community Schools
Annie Bogenschutz, Cincinnati Community Learning Centers
Todd Diskin, SUN Community Schools
Myrna Torres, The Children’s Aid Society
 
 
 H43: School Health Center (SHC) Integration: Tools and Tips for Integrating Your SHC into the Core Work of Schools
Learn about a framework and tools for understanding and assessing SBHC integration into schools Developed by Oakland Unified School District, and numerous partners. Uncover how to apply a quality improvement collaborative model and Plan-Do–Study-Act cycle of inquiry to improve integration of health services at the school site.
 
Laura Brey, National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (Pamphlet, SBHC Integration, Process for Improvement, Questionnaire, Principles Integration
Mara Larsen Fleming, Oakland Unified School District
Jennifer Rader, El Cerrito High-School
Samantha Blackburn, California School Health Centers Association
 
 H54: Partnerships for Youth Leadership: A Community Schools Approach to Building Student Leadership Capacity
Community schools have been able to connect student leaders with community organizations, policymakers, and other professionals in order to motivate students by strengthening community identity. Supported by school administrators and community school coordinators, participants will identify the leadership structure which exists between their school, community and themselves. This will be viewed through the lens of John C. Fremont High School, a large comprehensive 4,000 + high school located in South Los Angeles but, participants will observe this structure through the lens of their individual schools and school districts.
 
Robert Vidana, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Simone Charles, John C. Fremont High-School
 
B4: Communities of Practice: Deep Engagement of Principals, Teachers, Families and Community Partners
How can school leaders move their community schools beyond a service model to become true Communities of Practice? Explore and plan together how to expand effective practice in urban education by creating a collaborative culture of mutual learning.
 
Peter C. Murrell, Jr., Alliance for Community Teachers and Schools
Jessica Strauss, Alliance for Community Teachers and Schools
 
H59: A Pipeline of Service for Student Success
The Paterson Community Schools Corps enhances student success for Pre-K to high school students utilizing "Four Core" service areas – Academic Achievement, Youth Development, Family Engagement and Health & Wellness. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone model, this strategy is part of a larger place-based approach to neighborhood revitalization. See how this approach is creating a pipeline of programming to benefit students and families.
 
Michael Gowdy and Ronald Cope, New Jersey Community Development Corporation
 
H37: University-Assisted Community Schools: Connect the Resources of Higher Education to Community School Partnerships 
University-assisted community school directors from three public schools in West Philadelphia will interactively share strategies for expanding school day, after school, and summer learning opportunities for K-12 students by leveraging academic partnerships and human resources from local universities. 
 
Cory Bowman, Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania (Connect the Resources to Higher Ed Powerpoint, University-School Partnerships Powerpoint)
Janice Park, University-Assisted Community Schools programs, Penn's Netter Center
Sterling Baltimore, Lea Community School, Penn's Netter Center
Patrice Berry, University City High Community School, Penn's Netter Center
Richard Liuzzi, Wilson Community School, Penn's Netter Center
 
H50: Bringing Health Services to Your Community School: Funding, Processes, & Providers
Learn from national, state, and local experts about how to bring or expand school health services and clinics in community schools. A local community school's health center director and two health services technical assistance providers will share lessons learned, strategies, and helpful resources to start or expand your school health program.
 
Samantha Blackburn, California School Health Centers Association (District Financing Handout, Key Steps in Planning Handout)
Laura Brey, National Assembly on School-Based Health Care
Susan Yee, Shop 55 Wellness Center at Oakland High School, East Bay Asian Youth Center 
 
H64: Changing the Handout to a Handshake: Creating Authentic Partnerships in Family Engagement
This workshop explores cutting-edge family engagement. Leave with tools to boost participation of "hard to reach" families, engage parents in students’ learning, offer service delivery that builds capacity rather than dependency, and foster collaborative relationships.
 
Jana Kiser, Elena Betts, Alberto Salgado, and Maria Reyes, Hoover Community School, Redwood City School District
 
H36: Neighborhood Revitalization through the Lens of Three Distinct and Varied Neighborhoods in Cincinnati
Three school resource coordinators in different neighborhoods show how to incorporate family and community engagement in order to impact neighborhood revitalization, and economic growth and development. Garner an understanding of how inviting and engaging the community will positively affect student outcomes.
 
Tracy Power, Jill Smith, and Jami Harris, Community Learning Center Institute (Community Assets Exercise, Power Memo Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3)
 
H4: Preparing Youth for Success - A Comprehensive Model for Career & College Readiness
Participants will hear a case study of a successful comprehensive high school youth employment and training model. Learn how to increase employer engagement with the school and begin planning to implement a similar model in your community.
 
April Goff Brown, Catholic Charities in Hartford (Presentation)
 
H9: Connecting Community Schools with Early Childhood Programs
While "school readiness" addresses what children bring to school, a "ready school" is prepared to receive children transitioning from early childhood to elementary education. Participants will learn how the HighScope Ready School Assessment combines best practices and educational standards to help stakeholders in community schools interested in creating a supportive educational environment in the early grades.
 
Karen Sawyers, HighScope Educational Research Foundation (Handout)
 
L6: Creating a Community School Climate that Nurtures Learning
It is critical that the development of a comprehensive approach will support parents and teachers in how they can create a truly safe environment and teach children the skills and knowledge they need to become successful in school and in life. Learn about the relevant research on how school climate is assessed and key dimensions and indicators to include while using a "whole school" lens, while creating action steps focused on creating a positive school climate with all stakeholders in your community.
 
Janice Chu-Zhu, The Children’s Aid Society National Center for Community Schools (Presentation, Community School Climate Action Planning Tool, Community School Climate Self-Assessment Tool, Action Agenda)
 
L13: The Emeryville Center of Community Life: Learning from Collective Intelligence in Community-based Environmental Design
Designing a facility through a community-based process is a unique and challenging approach to architecture. The Nexus Partners will present a framework for engaging stakeholder groups in the facility design process, where community perspectives are integrated to reveal "collective intelligence," as it relates to the architectural design process.
 
 
Steven Bingler, Concordia, LLC
Steven Kelley, Nexus Partners
Chris Bui, 5th Medium IC
Dave Martinez, Community Member
 
L10: Mind in the Making Seven Essential Life Skills: Partnering for School Success begins at Birth
Mind in the Making uses neuroscience and child development research to identify seven essential life skills that are necessary for children’s social, emotional, and intellectual success. Through videos, discussion and learning activities, this session will explore strategies to change how adults think about young children’s learning and how adults can promote high quality early childhood education within community schools.
 
Lois Vermilya, Family Development Program at University of New Mexico (Leadership Framework, Executive Summary, Where Who What Why, Workshop Overview)
Marijata Daniel-Echols, Families and Work Institute (Mind in the Making Summary)
 
 
H24: Safe Passages Coordination of Services Team (COST) Process
Where the rubber meets the road: the referral process in a Community School! Discover how Safe Passages’ Coordination of Services Team (COST) process- designed to identify, assess, broker and monitor service referrals for individual students & families with onsite staff, leadership and providers- has been hugely successful in serving high-need students and families in Bay Area school districts. A process overview, logistical details, implementation manual and facilitated action planning session for your site are included.
 
Marian Meadows, LCSW, PPSC Safe Passages
H63: Collective, Community-Based Family Engagement in a High Poverty, Rural (Emerging) Community School
This hands-on, interactive presentation will demonstrate how to utilize empowerment, strength-based and collective approaches to engage the hardest to reach rural families in upstate New York. After a 10-minute introduction, participants will self-select into working groups for 15 minutes in each of the four phases of the family engagement program.
 
Tania Alameda-Lawson, Ph.D; Michael A. Lawson, Ph.D; Luann Kida, MSW; Elizabeth Anderson, EDD;Virginia "Paige" Walker; Nicole Behuria; Jessica Weeden; Marie Gresham; and, Patricia Follette,  Binghamton University
 
H62: Creating Vision and Voice: Parents as Leaders in Your Community Schools Initiative
Help families understand what community schools are and encourage their voice in what they want from their community schools. Take away hands-on tools for family engagement, along with an analysis and goal-setting process for your community school while participating in a fun visual art activity to build a shared vision. 
 
Florencia Parada, Parent Services Project
 
H42: Summer Learning: Preventing Brain Drain
Discover how Cincinnati’s Community Learning Centers are addressing summer learning loss. Learn about the nationally recognized 5th Quarter, and its strategies for infusing academic enrichment into traditional summer camp models.
 
Paula Sherman and Angie Okuda, Community Services YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
 
H66: Aligning Community Schools and Neighborhood Revitalization
Join local leaders and university students for a discussion of nationally recognized strategies to connect community schools to neighborhood revitalization, including the development of civic-driven work-based learning opportunities for students.
 
Deborah McKoy, Center for Cities & Schools at UC Berkeley
LaZena Jones, West Contra Costa Unified School District
Timothy Bremner, Oakland Unified School District
 
H31: Community Hunger Relief Actions: Partnerships to Combat Hunger Outside School
Discover how community schools can curb hunger during non-school days and other out-of-school times through strategies, models, and tactics that emphasize clear actions steps and continuing efforts to relieve hunger. 
 
Helen Vank, Metropolitan Family Services (Hunger Relief Stats, Collaboration Scale)
Rick Freed, Multnomah County SUN Service System Division
Martha Boks, Kent School Services Network
Lua Masumi, Los Angeles Education Partnership
 
H47: Early Childhood and Community Schools Linkages: Promoting Seamless Transitions for Young Children and Their Families
Connecting early care and learning experiences with community schools is an important priority. Examine key strategies and practices that align early childhood services, supports, and academic opportunities and inform policy to support seamless transitions.
 
Stacey Mwongozi, Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative (Linkages Framework, Linkages Outcomes, Linkages Interim Report)
Gracye McCoy, Kendall-Whittier Elementary School
Kristen Granstaff, Eugene Field Elementary School
Paige Whalen, Child Care Resource Center
 
L11:Scaling Up: Higher Education's Role in the Community Schools Movement
Seattle University is uniting its campus and the wider community to create a pipeline of support for low-income youth and families living in the attendance area of a local elementary school. Drawing upon this case study, this workshop explores how institutions of higher education can "scale-up" support.
 
Jeffrey Anderson, Seattle University
Sally Haber, Seattle University (SUYI Overview Sheet)
Kent Koth, Seattle University
Tammy Shadair, Seattle University
Rachael Steward, Seattle University
 
 
H72: Scaling Up Creative Communities: Building Models of Arts-Integration
WThe arts and creativity can be a powerful tool for building a collaborative culture. Participants in this workshop will discuss strategies for developing effective community arts-based partnerships, how to use the arts as a catalyst to expand community partner networks and how to work with schools to integrate creativity into the classroom culture.

Ryan Hurley, Arts @ Large
 
H71: Welcoming Environments: Is Your School Family-Friendly?
What are family-friendly partnership schools and how do I create one? Explore rooms of both an elementary school and middle-high school as well as its surrounding areas through the lens of an interactive virtual program. Visually experience what makes them family-friendly as well as receive "Tips for Success" that describe practical and innovative ideas to replicate in community schools K-12.
 
Michelle Sandrock, Georgia Department of Education (Welcome, Family Friendly Partnership, Graduation Middle High, Handout, Workshop Survey, Parent Survey)
Julie Hollis, Georgia PIRC/Communities in Schools in Georgia
 
H27: Implementing a Wellness Program Across a District
Oakland Unified School District promotes school wellness through Site Wellness Champions and Oakland Fresh School Produce Markets. Learn about Wellness Champions and the establishment of 22 produce markets in high-need neighborhoods. Learn how to carry out your own wellness programs.
 
Michelle Oppen, Oakland Unified School District (Presentation)
Jennifer Le Barre, Oakland Unified School District
 
H70: A Focus on Results – Evaluating Community Schools in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Research and evaluation of community school work leads to sustainability and scaling up. An evaluator and school leader will provide information on the history of the community school movement within the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) and the evolving nature of evaluation. Discuss strengths, limitations, and lessons learned.
 
Dr. Dan Diehl, Diehl Evaluation and Consulting Services
Dr. Susan McDowell Riley, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
 
H7: Being College Ready by Being High School Ready
Learn to leverage the knowledge, resources and expertise of community organizations, colleges and junior colleges to bring higher education information onto the middle school campus. Explore the potential of middle schools as a platform for college and career readiness.
 
Lua Masumi, Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP Strategies Handout)
Gustavo Morales, Los Angeles Education Partnership
 
H51: Blended Learning: Digital Pathways to Strengthen School-Community Partnerships
Blended learning – combining online and site-based learning - could dramatically change the education landscape and fundamentally change the way that schools and CBOs collaborate. Explore how community schools can bolster partnerships through blended learning to ultimately bolster academic and personal development.
 
Michael Robbins, U.S. Department of Education (Together for Tomorrow)
 
H39: Student-Level Data Sharing Between CBOs and Schools to Improve Youth Outcomes
Learn how out of school time providers in San Francisco are testing systemic and programmatic ways to share student-level data, such as grades, attendance, homework assignments, and more, between community-based organizations and schools. Discover possible methods to employ in your community and how practice can change with real-time access to student-level data.
 
Sandra Naughton, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families
Pam Pradachith-Demler, Magic Zone
 
H45: RTI: How a Community School Responds When Students Struggle
When students struggle with learning at Marshall Elementary, teachers and staff members respond with an "all means all" approach that successfully provides immediate support for students that is specific to their needs. Examine Marshall’s unique response to intervention that includes teachers, ELL resource teachers, librarians, principals, and even a social worker to ensure high levels of learning for ALL students.
 
Kayla Robinson, Tulsa Public Schools
 
H26: Passport to Community Schools: Travel the Indy Experience in Family/School/Community Engagement
Speed date through family, school and community engagement! Participants will get a hands-on adventure in four groups as they travel the room to discover exciting best practices in family and youth engagement, university-assisted support, results-based vision, data and evaluation, and community engagement.
 
Monica Medina, School of Education at IUPUI
Elizabeth Odle, United Way of Central Indiana
Jim Grim, Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center/George Washington Community
Angela Short, Indiana Partnerships Center
Tamika Riggs, Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center/George Washington Community
Starla Officer, Center for Service & Learning, IUPUI
 
H10: A Holistic Approach to Family Engagement
Family engagement begins long before children start school and must be reinforced at every step along the way. Participants will learn strategies to develop a holistic system that supports families and significantly impacts children’s ability to succeed in school.
 
Deborah Neuman, Thrive
Marilyn King, Bozeman Schools
 
 
B2: Higher Education & Community Schools: Engaging University Assets in Developing & Sustaining University-Assisted Community Schools
Higher education leaders will discuss the engagement of their institutions’ resources – faculty and students in implementing and sustaining a community school. Dialogue will focus on how the work is developed on campus and in the community.
 
Ira Harkavy, Netter Center for Community Partnerships-University of Pennsylvania
Robert Kronick, School of Education at University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Reva Curry, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Pamela Pittman, Community Engagement Center at University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
Starla Officer, Office of Neighborhood Partnerships, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


 
 
I: Results, Evaluation and Research Workshops  
I13: Data for Change: Collecting & Using Data for Comprehensive Community Change
Dialogue on how to engage all stakeholders in data collection and use to get equitable results for children and families; hear from a Community School and Promise Neighborhood in the City of South Salt Lake, Utah and how they are developing a comprehensive community change effort using data as a core component.
 
Erika Bernabei, PolicyLink / Promise Neighborhoods Institute
JaNay Queen, Results Leadership Group
Agnes Chiao, South Salt Lake Promise Partnership, United Way of Salt Lake
 
I17: Transcending Grant-Driven Evaluation: Mobilizing University-Assisted Community School Partnerships
Hear lessons from the Academically-Based Community Service course at the University of Pennsylvania, entitled Evaluation of Community Service Programs. Participants will learn about the course’s challenges and successes, and will explore Higher Ed and K-12 partnerships that respond to evaluation needs based on local realities and local community goals. 
 
Gretchen Suess and Janice Park, Netter Center for Community Partnerships-University of Pennsylvania (Full Handouts)
 
L16: Planning to Succeed: How the Chicago Public School Community Schools Initiative Uses Non-Academic Data to Inform Practice
Community schools seek to improve the developmental outcomes of children, recognizing that to effectively service students they must not only do so academically, but in every aspect within their capacity that affect children. Discover how Chicago Public Schools engaged participants in using the CCS "Framework for Student Success" to identify outcomes of community school activities and planning to assess outcomes and inform programming.
 
Adeline Ray, Chicago Public Schools
Autumn Berg, Chicago Public Schools
Ebony Burnside, Chicago Public Schools
 
 
I15: Using Evidence to Inform the Development of Full-Service Community Schools
Learn to use student survey data to inform the development of Full-Service Community Schools. The session draws from work undertaken in a university-school-community partnership strategy which serves 55 schools in ten New York school districts.
 
Michael A. Lawson, Tania Alameda-Lawson, and Elizabeth Anderson, Binghamton University (SUNY) (Using Evidence)
 
I14: Healthy Kids, Healthy Oakland: Expanding Community Schools Data Frameworks through Opportunity Mapping
The Oakland Unified School District data framework has shifted to a focus on the whole child. Understand how new data can inform a place-based analysis represented by Opportunity Maps that show disparities in opportunity across the city and allow allocation of resources to schools and students with the greatest need.
 
Jean Wing, Oakland Unified School District
Juan Du, Oakland Unified School District
Susan Radke, Oakland Unified School District/Berkeley Geo Research Group (Handout)
 
I22: Objectives and Measures that Work! Insights from the Full-Service Community Schools Program
Community schools benefit when guided by clear project objectives and performance measures. This workshop will provide helpful insights from the U. S. Department of Education’s Full-Service Community Schools program for developing quality objectives and performance measures. Learn the importance of keeping it simple and accessing available information. 
 
Jerry Hipps, WestEd (Presentation)
 
 I18: Growing Data Infrastructure at Your Community School
Community school leaders and stakeholders need tools to implement school- or initiative-wide, collaborative research processes. A researcher and practitioner with a four-year partnership conducting research in community schools will provide insights into engaging stakeholders in a shared data analysis process -- identifying data needs, and using data to improve practice and broaden support.
 
Sandra Portasio, Redwood City School District
Sebastian Castrechini, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University (CS Workplan, 2011 Report, Evaluation Toolkit, Generic Data Exchange)
 
 I3: Building Capacity for University-Assisted Community School Assessment and Improvement: A Visual Approach
Building the capacity for individuals to critically evaluate the quality of relationships embedded in collaborative projects is vital to improving outcomes for people involved in partnership activities. Join in an interactive reflection activity to graphically model relationships and reveal implicit assumptions, untapped resources, and asymmetries in your communities.
 
Starla Officer, Office of Neighborhood Partnerships at IUPUI Center for Service & Learning (SOFAR Community Schools)
Mary F. Price, IUPUI Center for Service and Learning
Justin Ellis, IUPUI Center for Service and Learning
 
 
 I6: Theory of Change: A Tool for Integrating Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community Schools
Be introduced to the Theory of Change methodology, and learn how to use this outcomes-based, participatory process to guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of your community schools initiatives.
 
Helene Clark, ActKnowledge (Presentation)
Sarah Jonas, The Children’s Aid Society National Center for Community Schools
 
I10: Held Accountable: How to be Data-Driven and Implement Data Management Systems to Support Innovative Result-Based Programming
Learn to use research frameworks such as the Community Cultural Wealth Model that help support program design and implementation, data collection, longitudinal data management systems, and member-check processes. Explore how this model empowers community members to be a part of the research process, while they simultaneously access program services.
 
Martha A. Rivas, Youth Policy Institute
Karina Favela-Berreras, Youth Policy Institute
 
 I11:  A Rubric for Full  Service  Community  School  Leadership   
The  Full  Service  Community  Schools  leadership  rubric  was designed  from  the  inside  out, using  the  job-­- embedded  and  evidence-­-based  practices  of  urban  school  leaders in Oakland Unified School District who co-designed  the  rubric  and  used  evidence generated from leader observations  to  set  attainable leadership  goals.  Oakland principals and project coordinators will engage participants in analyzing the rubric and providing feedback to the professional development processes.  
 
Lynda  Tredway,  University  California  Berkeley   
Anne  Prozan,  Oakland  Unified  School  District
 
L7:Creating Readable and Useful Data Dashboards
 Explore different ways to visualize data, walk through the process of building a data dashboard and begin a plan for your own data dashboard project. We will explore static data profiles, simple internal dashboards updated periodically, and public interactive data visualizations
 
Moira Inkelas, UCLA
Jessica Manta-Meyer, Public Profit
Julie Lo, Public Profit
Ellen Pais, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Sharlene Joachim, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities
Robyn Reagan, Connected Communities San Fernando Valley



 
J: Supportive Policy and Funding Workshops 
 
J3: Braiding Funding Streams & Policy Advocacy: Understanding How to Align Support to Serve & Advocate for Underserved Communities
Understand how to align federal, state, local and philanthropic support to serve and advocate for historically underserved communities. Examine how the Youth Policy Institute and its partners braided their varied funding, including their proposal for the Promise Neighborhood Initiative, to ensure supportive services are provided to community members experiencing severe need.
 
Iris Zuniga, Youth Policy Institute (Patrick Lester Article, AB Fact Sheet, YPI Fact Sheet)
Dixon Slingerland, Youth Policy Institute
 
J4: Developing Policies to Support Community Schools
Focusing on the ways in which policy changes at different levels support community schools and scale-up, presenters will illustrate what supportive policies look like across the nation, share experiences and lessons learned and engage participants to address their policy issues.
 
Diana Hall, SUN Service System
Melissa Mitchell, Federation for Community Schools
Deanna Niebuhr, Partnership for Children and Youth (CA)
 
 
J5: Leveraging Federal Resources for Local Partnerships
A variety of national partnerships and federal programs are available to support comprehensive education reform strategies. This interactive workshop will explore how community schools and community-based organizations can leverage these resources to scale up their work at the local level.
 
Hayling Price, National Collaboration for Youth
Martens Roc, Alliance for Excellent Education
 
J6: Sharing Facilities: Policies and Tools for Effective Systemic Partnerships
Join the Center for Cities & Schools, San Francisco Unified School District, and the City of San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and Their Families for an interactive discussion of challenges, strategies, and policies for community school partners to effectively share school facilities. Discuss the importance of "joint use" policies for expanding community, non-profit, and others’ use of school spaces.
 
Jeff Vincent, Center for Cities & Schools at UC Berkeley
Sandra Naughton, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families
 
L5: San Francisco’s Innovative Tool for Developing and Assessing Deep and Focused Community-School Partnerships
We all struggle to develop deep and focused partnerships, an essential component of community schools. Come learn about how in San Francisco, the District and CBO community have worked together to create a process, rubric and tool for defining and aligning all types of partnerships, and establishing clear shared expectations.
 
Kendall Jones, Center for Strategic Community Innovation (CSCi)
Danielle Winford, Carver Elementary School, SF


 
K: Youth as Resources Workshops
K2: Building Community through Service-Learning: Effective & Sustainable Community Partnerships
Double the impact! See how schools and community-based organizations can collaborate to educate and engage youth through an effective and sustainable service-learning partnership, enhancing both the quality of education and the quality of life in a community.
 
Susan Abravanel, Youth Service America (Semester of Service Guide)
 
K6: Community Food Systems and University-Assisted Community Schools as a Strategy for Youth Empowerment
Examine the role that healthy food systems can play as the organizing principle behind a school day and after school curriculum which places schools at the center of community health transformation. Participants will explore models of youth-led activities that promote healthy lifestyles and build a just and sustainable food system.
 
Danny Gerber, Netter Center for Community Partnerships-University of Pennsylvania /Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Matthew Johnson, University City High School
 
K4: Cascading Leadership as Part of a Community School Model: Kids Can Run Schools
Through a Youth-Adult co-facilitated workshop, participants will learn the framework of Cascading Leadership. Used to meaningfully engage students as agents of change in their school and community, see how this model can be implemented in your communities.
 
Alex Vila, LIFE Academy of Health and Bioscience
Juan Luna, LIFE Academy of Health and Bioscience
 
L4: Two Effective Models for Youth-Adult Partnerships That Really Work!
Two models will be presented: Youth-Adult Partnerships for middle and high schools using the Beacon Center model and Youth-Adult partnerships involving college students and middle school students using the Community Partnership Fellow model. Implications for program design and evaluation will be discussed.
 
Clifford Yee, North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center (Presentation, Handout)
Reva Curry, Stockton Center for Community Schools, Richard Stockton College
Amanda Parris, Richard Stockton College
Josephine Russo, Richard Stockton College
Erica Petrini, Richard Stockton College
Anni Wen, North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center
Annie Chen, North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center
 
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