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Social and Emotional Learning Grant Challenge

Social investment organization Susan Crown Exchange (SCE) has issued a national challenge for afterschool programs that promote social and emotional competencies, and is awarding grants of up to $100,000 to selected applicants. SCE is currently inviting letters of inquiry. Read More >

Achieving Ambitious Educational Outcomes through School and Community Partnerships

This summary of the event presents highlights of the keynote speech by Paul Reville,June 2013, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and IEL convened a group of stakeholders, researchers, and practitioners in Washington, DC to discuss the role of partnerships in advancing educational opportunities. The summary also describes five intentional cross-sector collaborations and discusses key questions and next steps in the development of school and community partnerships. Read More >

Newly-elected Mayor of New York City on Board with Community Schools


Mayor de Blasio in a recent interview to the New York Times spoke of his desire to slow the growth of charter schools in the city and create more community schools, 100 or so, a model that the city has invested a lot of time learning about through the Cincinnati CLC’s. Read More >

Creating Equity and Excellence for all Schools

Catalyst Chicago Op-Ed piece by Carlos Azcoitia, member of the Chicago Board of Education and a community school advocate. Read More >

New York State Announces Thirty Community School Grantees

New York State Education Department Announces Thirty Community School Grantees as part of Governor Cuomo's Community Schools Initiative. Read More >

Afterschool Alliance Releases Issue Brief on Computing and Engineering in Afterschool Programs

This week the Afterschool Alliance released an issue brief on “Computing and Engineering in Afterschool”. As you may recall, this was one of the themes for our Afterschool STEM Impact Awards competition that we conducted over the summer. The issue brief explores how afterschool programs are offering innovative hands-on computing and engineering education opportunities. It also highlights a winner of the Afterschool STEM Impact Award, Project GUTS in Santa Fe NM and a other exemplary programs. Read More >

ABC Community School Partnership partners with Pajarito Elementary Community School to extend Community Schools beyond Walls

The ABC Community School Partnership partners with Pajarito Elementary Community School to extend Community Schools beyond the walls. Read More >

Uncensored Article highlights Judy Center and Community Schools

Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness' Uncensored highlights Judy Centers and Community Schools as strategies for raising student achievement by supporting children and families. Read More >

Community Schools Gaining Traction under California's New Funding Formula

EdSource reports California's new funding formula is an opportunity for the growth of the community schools strategy across the state. Read More >

New Case Study Highlights Need for Greater Family-School Partnership from Birth-to-College

University of Chicago Education Institute and The Ounce of Prevention Fund (the Ounce) embarked on an effort to form a partnership whose vision is to build a model of public education for children and their families that begins at birth and creates success in school, college, and life. Here are case studies that highlight the need for greater family-school partnerships from Birth to College Read More >

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