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April 6-8 2016 
2016 Community Schools National Forum 
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Past Events:

April 9-11, 2014
2014 Community Schools National Forum 

October 16-18, 2013
CAS, National Center for Community Schools Practicum

June 5-6, 2013
2013 Community Schools National Awards for Excellence and Education Day

March 11-13, 2013

Ready by 21 National Meeting- Atlanta, GA
The Forum for Youth Investment

The Ready by 21 National Meeting will bring together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working toward the same goal: Getting all young people ready by 21 for college, work and life.

You’ll hear about research, experiences and strategies for creating change and measuring impact in programs, communities and states. Registration and the hotel block for the Sheraton Atlanta will open in early December.

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December 5-6, 2012

Community Schools Fundamentals Conference- New York City
National Center for Community Schools, The Children's Aid Society


Register today for The Children's Aid Society's Community Schools Fundamentals Conference 2012, a two-day seminar designed specifically for those new or relatively new to community schools.  This is an exciting opportunity to deepen your understanding of community schools and network with other school and community leaders and practitioners from across the country!

The Fundamentals Conference will share Children's Aid's lessons learned from over 20 years of implementation in New York City and 18 years of nationwide capacity building. In addition to conducting a study visit to a mature CAS community school, participants will learn about the foundations and the "nuts and bolts" of the strategy.

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May 9-12, 2012
2012 National Forum San Francisco, CA

The Coalition for Community Schools 2012 National Forum will bring together a diverse group of leaders from the fields of education, youth development, health and human services, family support, neighborhood and community development, government, philanthropy and others who work at the local, state and national levels. Leaders will learn how to mobilize local leadership, plan and organize community schools, increase their capacity to advocate for com-munity schools, gather and utilize data to help make the case, and apply best practices across the range of supports and opportunities.

View the resources from the 2012 National Forum!

June 26-29, 2011

National School-Based Health Care Convention

The 2011 theme, School-based health care and the community: A partnership that works, highlights our focus on collaborations between school-based health centers (SBHCs) and community schools. In addition, our location – Chicago – reflects this year’s emphasis on the Midwest region. Join us June 26-29, 2011 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile for a deeper dialogue about how the partnerships between SBHCs and community schools can create stronger communities and healthier, more successful youth.

View the resources from the 2011 NASBHC Convention!

June 15- June 16, 2011
Comunity Schools National Awards for Excellence and Advocacy Event!

Community schools across the nation are deepening family engagement, improving attendance, and increasing academic achievement. Highlighting the joint work of schools and communities the Coalition for Community Schools presents the 2011 National Community School Award for Excellence to: Roy Clark Elementary School, Tulsa, OK; Ethel Taylor Academy, Cincinnati, OH; and Glencliff High School, Nashville, TN. Join the Coalition and its national and local partners June 16th (8:30-10am) at the Capitol Visitors Center (SVC 203-02), for a breakfast on Capitol Hill celebrating the winners.

The Awardees demonstrate: deep and purposeful partnerships with other organizations that are well-integrated in the life of the school, strong families and community engagement, financial sustainability through leveraged resources, and engaging instruction.

The breakfast and ceremony is co-sponsored by House Minority Leader, Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). These Members are strong supporters of the community school strategy, having introduced the Full Service Community Schools Act of 2011, the DIPLOMA Act of 2011, and the Supporting Community Schools Act of 2011.

April 14, 2011 2:00-3:30 pm (EST)
Partner Webinar: Ensuring School Rediness Through Successful Transition

The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with several Coalition partners (United Way Worldwide, National PTA, SEDL, and Harvard Family Research Project), is presenting: Ensuring School Readiness Through Successful Transitions, their sixth webinar in a series called, Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement.

This webinar will explore how and why smooth transitions among early learning environments are critical for school readiness and are the first step toward preparing students for success in college and career. Presenters will focus on what it takes to foster continuity as children move from early learning programs to preschool to kindergarten, and will discuss the specific roles of early learning programs, schools, and families in preparing young children to enter school ready for success.

March 31, 2011, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Coalition WEBINAR: CS Effectively and Efficiently Investing in Our Youth

In a time of scarce resources, it is important to understand how leaders around the country, in statehouses and city agencies, school districts and communities, are maximizing dwindling resources. A recent report by the Coalition for Community Schools, Financing Community Schools: Leveraging Resources to Support Student Success, highlights several communities that have figured out how to do more with less. The report finds that diversified funding in community schools leverages district dollars 3:1.

The Coalition invites you to participate in a webinar to learn how two community school initiatives (Evansville, IN and Multnomah County, OR) are successfully leveraging resources – both public and private. Presenters, from school districts and local jurisdictions that are seriously implementing the community school strategy, will discuss their experience along with the benefits of this strategy in transforming their schools.

Webinar Guests:
  • Cathlin Gray, Associate Superintendent , Center for Family, School, and Community Partnerships, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
  • Diana Hall, Program Supervisor, SUN Service System, Multnomah County, OR
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