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Highlights: 2016 Community Schools National Forum


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2016 National Forum Resources

The 2016 National Forum brought together over 1,700 practitioners, advocates, and policymakers from across 44 states and eight countries. Along with these individuals came a wealth of knowledge and resources. Download these resources, including presentation slides and packets, that speakers and presenters used during sessions at the National Forum. You can acccess these resources, by going to the forum schedule on the app, and selecting the workshop you are interested in and downloading resources from the app. 

You can also look at our storify of social media activity here

If you were a presenter and haven't sent in your resources for the field, please contact Jennifer Masutani at


Community Schools Leadership Awards

The Coalition for Community Schools was proud to present awards recognizing excellence in leadership within the community schools field. Read more about the awardees and their achievements. 

Media and Press at the National Forum

KOAT-ABQ (ABC) - Albuquerque, NM Action 7 News Live National Community Schools Conference Kicked off in Albuquerque


This coverage by KOAT-ABQ highlights the 2016 Community Schools National Forum, which brings together 1,600 stakeholders in the community schools movement to discuss learning within the field. 

KOAT-ABQ (ABC) - Albuquerque, NM Action 7 News Live -
After School Dinner and Homework Program Gets Nation Attention


Watch KOAT-ABQ news cover the 2016 Community School National Forum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. View highlights of the homework diner site visits, which shows the nationally recognized program. 



Susan Gobreski, Director, and Holly Gonzalez, Deputy Director for the new community schools initiative in Philadelphia were two of the roughly 1,700 educators who attended Albuquerque’s 2016 Community Schools National Forum. Their efforts to join the movement and begin implementing community schools by managing and launching Mayor Kenney’s community schools initiative.

This year’s Rising Together: Community Schools National Forum 2016 showed some of the influences, community schools have in communities like Albuquerque, NM. 
Community Schools have become a movement for growth and innovation. Making schools collaborate with communities to increase student learning, health services, youth and community development and engagement are some of the main focuses for the Coalition for Community Schools. 
During this year’s Community Schools National Forum, educators from around the nation were able to experience Albuquerque’s homegrown Homework Diner program first hand. The program was designed to bring communities together for the greater good of student’s education.


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