February 2017 Newsletter



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Featured Events

 Welcome Uvin

New IEL President Dr. Johan Uvin Starts February 16

Dr. Johan Uvin, Former Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education, becomes the sixth president of the
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 Save the date

Save the Date - March Community Schools Advocacy Month 

Join the Coalition as we advocate for community schools throughout the month of March. The Coalition will also unveil a new state and local advocacy toolkit to help you with your advocacy efforts. 

Twitter Chat

Over 30 Advocates Share Powerful Community School Stories 

On January 24, 2017, the New York State Community Schools Network headed to Albany to urge the governor and legislature to increase funding for community schools. 
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Partner Spotlight: National League of Cities is Committed to Racial, Social, and Economic Equity 


Today we talk with Bela Shah Spooner of National League of Cities (NLC). She shared how they're supporting city leaders who are addressing challenges of inequity and gave us an update on some upcoming projects. Read more

Culture of Health Series: How One Organization is Serving the Immigrant Population in a New Political Climate  


In 2017, school administrators and partners across the country are uniting to serve immigrant students facing possible deportation. Learn how Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg is helping students combat trauma from the journey. Visit our Culture of Health Series.


Better Together: Immigrant and Refugee Resources to Deal with Adversity 


As schools nationwide try to ease the fears of deportation for students after the implementation of the refugee ban, community schools continue to operate as a safe space for students and families. This month's resources focuses on helping immigrant and refugee students dealing with adversity. Visit Equity Resources

Opportunities and Resources

Twitter Chat: Addressing Equity
in Today's Political Climate

February 22, 2017, 7:30pm to 8:30pm EST

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 community engagement
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
Culture of Health Leaders 

Application Deadline February 15, 2017

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 or Apply Now 

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Engaging Families: Transformational Moments, Sustainable Practices

June 22-24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA

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community engagement

CDC and SHAPE: Strategies
for Recess in Schools 

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 community engagement
ELEV8 National Evaluation Report Suggest Community Schools help
 Bolster Students Academics 

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 community engagement
Declaration of Principles Report Calls
on Congress & the Trump Administration to Advance Democratic Values in Public Schools 

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Community Schools in the News

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