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Vision and Mission

Vision and Mission

Vision: Schools are centers of flourishing communities where everyone belongs, works together, and thrives.

Mission: To unite school, community and family for young people’s success. The Coalition for Community Schools is an alliance of local, state, and national partners who believe community schools are the best strategy for providing all children with equal opportunities to receive a rigorous education and put into practice social responsibility.

The operating principles guide our work together as we advocate for excellent and sustainable community schools.

Operating Principles

BUILD ON COMMUNITY STRENGTHS by mobilizing, preparing, and supporting leaders at all levels and of all ages to advocate for optimal learning and living conditions for all young people and to celebrate the everyday victories in our schools and communities.
INVEST IN BUILDING TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS among local, state and national partners in order to ensure long-term sustainability and better outcomes.
COMMIT TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT by combining rigorous research, reliable data practices, and community wisdom to guide our partnerships as we work together to achieve meaningful, measurable results.



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