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United Ways and Community Schools

WEBINAR: Full Service Community Schools Grant

June 21, 2010

Over 25 United Ways across the country are using the community schools strategy to meet their goals. Depending on their community, their roles vary, Here are key roles that United Ways are playing:

Key player in community leadership group. In this role they provide oversight of the community schools work; provide resources; and contribute to policy development and decisions.

Intermediary organization. In this role, United Ways manage the community schools initiative, create the strategic plan, and ensure that there is communication between the School Site Leadership Team and the Community Leadership Team. For an example of United Ways implementing the community schools strategy, check out our United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley case study.

Lead agency or contract with others to be leads

Funder – fund intermediaries and incentivize the integration of grantee work at individual schools through the community schools approach

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