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Coalition Partners

Coalition Partners are Stronger Together


An organization is a "partner" in the Coalition when they have agreed to support the growth of community schools around the country. Partners promote the Coalition’s shared vision through communications, events, advocacy, and participation in Coalition meetings. They also encourage local affiliates to support community schools in their work with local partners.

Partners vary in their specific work around community schools. For some of our partners, their core work focuses explicitly on community schools. Other partners promote the strategy because it is consistent with their organization’s mission. Interested in becoming a Coalition partner? Visit "How to Become a Partner"?

Partner Spotlights

Our partners are featured in our monthly newsletters. View the most recent Partner Spotlight!



Thank you to our partners!

Community Development/Community Building

Asset-Based Community Development Institute
Center for Community Change
The Center for Leadership Innovation
Harlem Children's Zone
National Council of La Raza 
National Trust for Historic Preservation 
National Urban League 
The Harwood Institute


American Association of School Administrators
American Federation of Teachers
AFT's Community Schools Page)
American School Counselor Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 
Center for the Collaborative Classroom
Citizen Schools
Council of Chief State School Officers
Council of the Great City Schools
Data Quality Campaign
Education Development Center
Elev8, Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Learning First Alliance

National Association for Bilingual Education
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of State Boards of Education
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Education Association- (PARTNER SPOTLIGHT)
National Parent Teachers Association 
National School Boards Association 
National School Climate Center
Say Yes to Education
National Association of Social Workers 

Family Support/Human Services

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities 
American Public Human Services Association
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Child Welfare League of America
Children & Families First
Enterprise Community Partners
Harvard Family Research Project
National Center for Children and Families
The National Center for Children and Families 
United Way Worldwide(United Way's Community Schools Page)


Local and State Government National League of Cities
National Association of Counties
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Governors Association
The U.S. Conference of Mayors

Federal Government Corporation for National and Community Service
21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health & Mental Health

American Public Health Association
American School Health Association
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, George Washington University
Healthy Schools Campaign(PARTNER SPOTLIGHT)
School-Based Health Alliance
Mental Health America 
National School Climate Center,
Center for Social and Emotional Education

Society of State Leaders of Health, Physical Education  
Trust for America's Health
UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools

Local Community School Networks

ABC Community Schools Partnership,
Albuquerque, NM
Ball State University - Teachers College,
Muncie, IN
Baltimore City Community Schools Initiative,
Baltimore, MD
Berea College - Partners for Education,
Bearea, KY
Binghamton University - Broome County Promise Zone,
Binghamton University School of Social Work - College of Community and Public Affairs,
Binghampton, NY
Boost! (United Way),
New Haven, CT
Boston Public Schools,
Boston, MA
Brooklyn Center Community Schools District,
Brooklyn Center, MN
Broome County Promise,
Binghampton, NY
Central New Mexico Community College - School of Business & Information Technology,
Albuquerque, NM
Children and Families First,
East Wilmington, DE
Children's Aid Society Community Schools,
New York, NY
Children's Services Council Palm Beach County,
Palm Beach County, FL
Cincinnati Community Learning Centers,
Cincinnati, OH
City of San Pablo,
San Pablo, CA
Closing the Gap- FSCS Initiative, Buffalo, NY
CMSD Community Wrap Around Schools,
Cleveland, OH
Columbia College-Chicago - Center for Community Arts Partnerships,
Chicago, IL
Columbia University - Government and Community Affairs,
New York, NY
Columbia University - Teachers College,
New York, NY
Community Service Council - Center for Community School Strategies,
Tulsa, OK
CPS Community Schools Initiative,
Chicago, IL
Cranston Family Center and COZ,
Cranston, RI
Dayton Neighborhood School Centers,
Dayton, OH
Des Moines Public Schools,
Des Moines, IA
Detroit Public Schools,
Detroit, MI
Drexel University - Lindy Center for Civic Engagement,
Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University - School of Education,
Philadelphia, PA
Elev8 Baltimore,
Baltimore, MD
Elev8 Chicago- LISC,
Chicago, IL
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation,
Evansville, IN
Fall River Public Schools,
Fall River, MA
Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.,
Providence, RI
Florida International University,
Miami, FL
Florida International University - Office of Engagement,
Miami, FL
Flowing Wells Unified School District,
Tuscon, AZ
Franklin and Marshall College - Ware Institute For Civic Engagement,
Lancaster, PA
Gainesville City Schools,
Gainsville, GA
Goucher College,
Baltimore, MD
Greater Homewood,
Baltimore, MD
Greater Lehigh Valley-COMPASS,
Lehigh Valley, PA
Hartford Community Schools,
Hartford, CT
Higher Education Forum of Oklahoma,
Tulsa, OK
Holyoke Public School District,
Holyoke, MA
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - Center for Service and Learning,
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - Family, School, and Neighborhood Engagement Initiative,
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - Community  Initiative,
Indianapolis, IN
IUPUI Community Learning Network,
Indianapolis, IN
Kent County School Services Network,
Grand Rapids, MI
LA Education Partnership,
Los Angeles, CA
Lafayette College - Landis Center,
Easton, PA
Lancaster School District,
Lancaster, PA
Lehigh University - College of Education,
Bethlehem, PA
Lincoln Community Learning Centers,
Lincoln, NE
Linkages to Learning,
Montgomery County, MD
Local Investment Commission,
Kansas City, MO
Manhattanville College - School of Education,
Purchase, NY
Mercer Street Friends,
Trenton, NJ
Metro Nashville Public Schools,
Nashville, TN
Montclair State University - Center for Community Engagement,
Montclair, NJ
Netter Center for Community Partnerships,
Philadelphia, PA
New Jersey Community Development Corporation,
Paterson, NJ
New York City Public Schools,
New York, NY
New York University - Center for Student Activities, Leadership, and Service,
New York, NY
Northampton Community College,
Bethlehem, PA
Norwood Resource Center,
Montgomery, AL
Oakland Unified School District,
Oakland, CA
Office of Community Engagement: Family, School and Neighborhood Engagement,
Indianapolis, IN
Ogden School District,
Ogden, UT
Ohio Department of Education – Community Schools,  
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University - College of Social Work, Community, and Youth Collaborative Institute,
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University - Community and Youth Collaborative Institute,
Columbus, OH
Briarglen Community Schools Program,
Stillwater, OK
Ontario-Montclair School District,
Ontario, CA
Pasadena Unified School District,
Pasadena, CA
Peoria Full Service Community School Initiative, Peoria, IL
Redmond School District Community Schools,
Redmond, OR
Redwood 2020,
Redwood City, CA
Rockland 21c Collaborative for Children and Youth,
Rockland County, NY
San Francisco Beacon Inititative,
San Francisco, CA
Santa Rosa City Schools,
Santa Rosa, CA
St. Louis Public Schools,
St. Louis, MO
SUN Service System and Community School,
Portland, OR
The Austin Project,
Austin, TX
Thrive - Five Signature Programs,
Bozeman, MT
Twin Cities YMCA,
Minneapolis, MN
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County,
Asheville, NC
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County,
Milwaukee, WI
United Way of Greater Toledo- Schools as Community Hubs,
Toledo, OH
United Way of Salt Lake City,
Salt Lake City, UT
United Way of the Bay Area,
San Francisco, CA
University of Tennessee-Knoxville,
Knoxville, TN
Vallejo Unified School District,
Vallejo, CA
Vancouver Public Schools,
Vancouver, WA
West Chicago School District 33,
West Chicago, IL
YMCA Dane County,
Sun Prairie, WI
YMCA of Greater Long Beach,
Long Beach, CA
Youth & Opportunity United,
Evanston/Skokie, IL
Zion Elementary School District,
Zion, IL

National Community School Networks

Youth Development Institute
Children's Aid Society
Communities In Schools- (PARTNER SPOTLIGHT)
Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania
Schools of the 21st Century, Yale University


Annie E. Casey Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Ford Foundation
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
KnowledgeWorks Foundation
Lincoln Community Foundation
Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rose Community Foundation
Stuart Foundation
The Atlantic Philanthropies
The Wallace Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Policy, Training, Advocacy

21st century school fund
Afterschool Alliance
After School and Community Learning Network
Alliance for Excellent Education
Alliance for Community Teachers and Schools
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Youth Policy Forum
Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown University
Broader, BOLDER Approach to Education
Center for Popular Democracy-
Center for Strategic Community Innovation
Child and Family Policy Center, Iowa
Child welfare league of America
Children's Defense Fund
Committee for Economic Development
Council for Exceptional Children
Education Development Center
Education commission of the states
Family Friendly Schools
First Focus

Fordham University Community Schools Partnership Program
Foundations, Inc.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network-
Healthy Schools Campaign
Institute for Educational Leadership
National Afterschool Association
The Institutefor Education and Social Policy - NYU
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement
National Center for Community Schools
National Child Labor Committee
National Council of La Raza
National human services assembly
National Summer Learning Association-
National Youth Employment Coalition
Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA
Poverty and Race Research Action Council
Progressive States Network
Save the Children
Say Yes to Education
Southern Education Foundation
The Rural School and Community Trust
Young Elected Officials Network
Youth Service America

School Facilities Planning

Association for Learning Environment
Concordia, LLC
Education Facilities Clearinghouse
New Schools/Better Neighborhoods
Smart Growth America
21st Century School Fund

State Entities

California Department of Education
California Consortium of Education Foundations
Child and family policy center
Colorado Foundation for Families and Children/ National Center for School Engagement
Georgia Family Connection Partnership
Illinois Community School Partnership / Voices for Illinois Children
Illinois Federation for Community Schools
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
New Jersey School-Based Youth Service/Department of Human Services
Office of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers, Frankfort, KY
Ohio Department of Education
State Education and Environment Roundtable
Tennessee Consortium of Full Service Schools Washington State Readiness-To-Learn Initiative

Youth Development

After-School All-Stars-
America's Promise Alliance
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Boys and Girls Clubs of America-
California Afterschool Partnership/Center for Collaborative Solutions
Camp Fire USA
Citizen schools
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Forum for Youth Investment
Generation Citizen
John W Gardner Center 
National Center on Time and Learning
National Collaboration for Youth
National Summer Learning Association
National Institute On Out-of-School Time
Partnership for After School Education
YMCA of the USA
Youth Development Institute 
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