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Decent 2017 Budget for Community Schools: More Challenges Ahead

Your advocacy helped get a decent budget for the present fiscal year ending in September 2017. Expected to pass this Friday, May 5, the budget includes important wins for programs that support community schools. Read More >

Coalition for Community Schools: March Advocacy Month Recap

The Coalition for Community Schools challenged community schools stakeholders to engage in various advocacy actions through its March advocacy month campaign. Read More >

Flint Schools Superintendent: With Community Schools Strategy the District can Return to its Greatness

Flint Community School District is using the community schools strategy to meet the needs of the kids. Read More >

Schools and the Democratic Renaissance

We can see the stirrings of a community-grounded school movement in networks like the Coalition for Community Schools, which includes several hundred schools and 70 partnering colleges and universities, and the Communities in Schools effort, with more than 2500 schools. Read More >

Mayors’ Institute on Advancing Education and Health through a Community Schools Strategy

As part of its Culture of Health Initiative, NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families in partnership with the Coalition for Community Schools, and with generous funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, participated in an intensive problem-solving session to help the children’s health and education outcomes through the community schools strategy. Read More >

Cities and Schools Partner for Positive, Transformational Outcomes

After years of addressing youth issues such as homelessness, hunger and public safety as isolated, individual problems, Culver City has developed a strong collaborative effort that is having a transformational impact. Read More >

Implications of Proposed FY18 Budget

President Trump's proposed budget for FY 2018 eliminates or severely cuts many programs that support youth, families, and communities. Read More >

Washington Post: AFT Union President & Betsy Devos Visit Community School in Dayton, OH

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited an Ohio community school at the invitation of Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, who used the occasion to make a case for investment in public schools. Read More >

Village Life: Hoop House Project Seeds Rebirth of Community Education at Pierce School

In Flint, MI, Pierce School is restarting their hoop house project. They plan to use this project to engage students and bring the community into the school. Read More >

Illinois State University: Community Partner Resources

Illinois State University has several resources that could be helpful to school districts and the community partners that work with them. Some of the resources highlighted are the Community School Standards, Whole-Child Framework, and ATF's "Is My School a Community School?" checklist. Read More >

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