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PowerPoints Helping to Make the Case

A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Community schools offer a curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the community and are open to everyone – all day, every day, evenings, and weekends.

Community schools are more akin to smart phones with customized ‘apps.’ Schools and communities connect, collaborate, and create. Children and families have an array of supports from community partners right at their school.

Communities and schools leverage their shared physical and human assets to help kids succeed.

Community schools contain a host of built-in opportunities and supports that give students and parents all the tools they need to learn and grow.

We’ve compiled resources, case studies, and multimedia demonstrating the effectiveness of community schools in each of the following categories:



College, Career and Citizenship


Health & Social Support


Expanded Learning Opportunities


Engaging Instruction


Early Childhood Development


Community Engagement


Family Engagement


Youth Development


Strategic (Systemic) Alignment


Other Resources/Powerpoints to help you make the case (Please feel free to use them in your presentations.  The only request we have is that you include our logo on the slides. Good luck! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at:


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