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Community Schools Policy and Practice Scaling Up Seminar

Community Schools Policy and Practice Scaling Up Seminar: Los Angeles



The day will bring together community and education managers and leaders, as well as policymakers, from across the state engaged in strengthening school and community partnerships. Participants will:

• Engage in a conversation about deepening the impact of the community school strategy;
• Hear from teams successfully implementing community schools strategies; and,
• Learn about currently introduced state and local policies to support effective implementation and broaden the reach of the community schools.

This seminar is designed for school leaders and policymakers.
Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and space is limited.


There is no cost register for this seminar
Click here to register for the seminar.

7:30-9:00 am Legislative Reception with State and Local Representatives
8:30-8:45 am Welcome from Senator Carol Liu and Congresswoman Judy Chu
8:45-9:00 am The Classroom Perspective
Jose Navarro: Principal, Social Justice
Humantias Academy, CCLA, CA (invited)
9:00-9:20 am Day Objectives: Moving from co-location to sharing quality community school - Why Is This Different?
9:20-9:45 am The Community School Vision
Martin Blank: President, Institute for Educational Leadership; Director, Coalition for Community Schools
9:45-10:00 am Break
10:00-10:15 am The Health Perspective
Eric Walsh, Director/Health Officer for the City of Pasadena Health Department (invited)
10:15-11:30 am View from the School Level
A panel of school practitioners will explore the multiple dimensions of a community school
11:30am-12:30pm Community Schools at the System Level
Local system leaders will discuss the kind of infrastructure that is required to strategically align school and community resources to support student success
12:30-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm Policy Supporting Practice
State and local leaders and policy advocates explore how policies and advocacy can support community schools and student success
2:00-3:15 pm Going Deep: Breakout Sessions
  • Scaling Up Community Schools: Working through states of scale up
  • On the ground: Identifying and responding to the obstacles to moving forward: technical assistance, securing and directing funds, legislation
  • Policy and Legislation Response: Update on federal, state, local legislation and policy
3:15-3:45 pm Taking it Home: Planning Next Steps
 3:45-4:00 pm The Future of Community Schools in California is Bright: Closing Thoughts and Reflections


All events will take place at the California Endowment
Yosemite Room B
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hotel information for accommodations:

A block of rooms at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles (506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071) is being held for participants. Reservations may be made by calling 213-612-1575 OR 1-866-866-8086 OR fax#213-612-1546 OR email: Guests should mention "California Endowment" when calling in order to obtain the rate:

Standard: $165.00
Club: $215.00 (with Club access for daily breakfast and evening reception)
The rates do not include tax (15.55%). A credit card is required to guarantee the reservation.

Innovators! Teams of leaders representing school districts, funders, local government, community-based organizations, higher education and other key stakeholders.

The hotel is a short walk from Pershing Square where guests can take the Purple Line to Union Station and walk to the California Endowment located adjacent to the station.


For questions regarding the Seminar or hotel accommodations please contact: Karla Ruiz, Coordinator of Community Schools at the Los Angeles Education Partnership at:
Phone: 213-622-5237 Ext 255


Reuben Jacobson. Senior Associate for Research and Strategy at the Coalition for Community Schools
Phone: 202-822-8405 Ext. 131

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