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Community School Coordinator

Community school coordinators are the key to a community school. A good way to think about your job is to think of yourself as the "community organizer" of the school and community. You create, strengthen, and maintain the bridge between the school and community. Community school coordinators facilitate and provide leadership for the collaborative process and development of a continuum of services for children, families and community members within a school neighborhood.
A coordinator is often the "liaison" and "connector" for many different areas.  Some of these include:
  • Parent/Family Engagement
  • Community Engagement
  • Youth Development
  • Strategic Alignment: Deepening Partnerships and Academic Alignment
  • Partnerships: Health , Mental Health, Tutoring, After school programming, Mentoring, Early Childhood
To get a sense of the duties of a community school coordinator, here are a few examples of job descriptions for coordinator positions at community school initiatives around the country:

NEW!: The Community School Coordinators Network is a network of Community School Coordinators across the nation. The network will provide an online forum for coordinators to share ideas and experiences, ask questions and get answers and have a centralized place to find resources and tools  

For additional publications, tools, and resources for your role as a community school coordinator, click here.

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