March 2017 Newsletter


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March Advocacy Month

Join the Movement - March Community Schools Advocacy Month #CSadvocates

Join the Coalition for Community Schools along with key partners and allies for the March Community Schools Advocacy Month. The Coalition is asking supporters of the community schools strategy to target legislators at the local and state levels to engage in activities ranging from tweets, calls, emails, meetings, and site visits using our Community Schools Advocacy Toolkit
Join the movement by visiting March Community Schools Advocacy Month

Find out How School-Based Health Alliance Plans to Expand its Reach by 2018 

Today we talk to community school partner, School-Based Health Alliance about their plans to expand school-based health centers in 2018. Read more

healthculturePaterson School Partnerships Help Provide Counseling Services to 35 Syrian Refugees  


Paterson Public Schools is providing counseling services to almost three dozen Syrian refugee students thanks to the utilization of partnerships with service providers that work in the districts full-service community schools and 21st community learning centers. 
Visit our 
Culture of Health Series.


Transgender Students Must be Treated Consistently with Their Gender Identity 


The Trump Administration has revised guidance clarifying that transgender students must be treated consistently with their gender identity.  Visit Equity Resources to send a letter to the Administration asking to maintain this critical guidance. Also, read an op-ed by Gavin Grimm who courageously challenged his school district. Read Op-Ed



Schools of Opportunity Accepting 2017 Applications from Public High Schools

Application Deadline May 1, 2017

Learn more
 or Apply Now  


Resources You Can Use!
Community-Based Early
 Childhood Initiatives 

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) recently released a report, entitled Patterns of Practice: Case Studies of Early Childhood Education and Family Engagement in Community Schools, which looks at how community schools can be a vehicle for joint action across different strategies. A report from Child Trends,
on Community - Based Learning 
 focuses on Similar Issues.

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Funding Opportunities -Raising Places: 
Building Child Centered Communities

Application Deadline May 5, 2017 

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 or Register

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Twitter Chat - Join the Movement!
Advocating for Community Schools 

Save the Date - March 16, 2017
 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

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Courtesy of Business Insider

Engaging Families: Transformational Moments, Sustainable Practices 

June 22-24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA

Learn more or Register

National School-Based 
Health Care Convention 

June 18-21, 2017 in Long Beach, CA

Learn more 
or Register


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