Research Practice Network (RPN)


Research Practice Network

The Research Practice Network will:

Create, maintain, and execute a research agenda focused on improving implementation and outcomes for students, community schools, families, and community members;

Serve as a clearinghouse for research and implementation level best practices;

Convene community school stakeholders around areas for collaboration and joint research;

Identify new funding streams to support high-quality research on community schools

Learn more about the goals and direction of the Research Practice Network.

Click here for IEL CCS Research Practice Networking Toronto Convening Notes!

Join the Network!

Join our Research Practice Network to connect with, share, learn from, and collaborate with researchers and practitioners from the Community Schools field as well as receiving timely announcements of new research and funding opportunities. Please send an email to and specify "Join the RPN" in the email subject.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities


Powerful Learning: Addressing Real World Issues through Community School Classrooms
June 25, 2-3 p.m. EDT Click here to watch the recorded webinar!

Community School: People and Places Transforming Education and Communities
July 17, 2-3 p.m. EDT
Click here to watch the recorded webinar!

Powerful Learning: Deeper Learning Lessons for Community Schools
August 20, 2-3 p.m. EDT 
Click here to watch the recorded webinar!

Return on Investment (ROI) Study for Community Schools
September 24, 2-3 p.m. EDT 
Click here for RSVP!

Mid October: Topic to be determined

Funding Opportunities

U.S. Department of Education: Office of Innovation & Improvement.

U.S. Department of Education: 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Research & Publications

Community School Standards

Whole Child Framework

Community Schools Playbook

Community Schools as an Effective School Improvement Strategy

A Framework for More and Better Learning through Community Schools Partnerships

LPI/NEPC: Research Brief

LPI/NEPC: Research Synthesis

Click Here for Recent Community School Studies

 Contact us!

Please email us at if you are interested in partnering with us to host a webinar / event, collaborate on a new opportunity, or etc.

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