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Center for American Progress Releases new Report Building Community Schools

The community schools strategy rethinks public schools in order to provide children in low-income communities with a high-quality education. It centers public schools as hubs for communities and combines a rigorous, relevant educational program with extended learning opportunities, family and community engagement, and an infusion of social services. Read More >

Building Community Schools Systems

The community schools strategy rethinks public schools in order to provide children in low-income communities with a high-quality education. Read More >

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships helps high school students from West Philadelphia Develop their Strengths and Interests

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships helps high school students from West Philadelphia develop their strengths and interests through Leaders of Change, a University-Assisted Community Schools program. Read More >

José Muñoz Director of the Coalition for Community Schools and Community School Advocates Discuss the Strength of Community Schools

The Center for American Progress hosted an event discussing the challenges and benefits of implementing the community schools strategy. Read More >

Netter Center provides summer academic and cultural enrichment

Hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students in the city are supported each summer by academic and enrichment programming offered by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at University-Assisted Community Schools. Read More >

1.5 Million DC Community Schools Incentive Initiative Grant: Deadline Sept. 4

1.5 Million DC Community Schools Incentive Initiative Grant is available for those ready to implement or scale up their community school. Read More >

A South Bronx community school serves 45,000 people living within 8 square blocks of one another

In the heart of the South Bronx, a community school where 45,000 people live within 8 square blocks of one another, an essential staple of life is in short supply—healthy, accessible. Against all odds one community school is making a difference. Read More >

Improving School Food with Parents and Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools and Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) have been working together for more than a decade to transform the district’s school meal program. Parent voices have always been key to this work. Read More >

Prince Georges County Public Schools Board Approves Community School Policy with Leadership from Board Member and Coalition Policy Director Mary Kingston Roche

Prince George’s County, MD, one of the 25 largest school districts in the country, on June 7 approved a policy promoting community schools for its 130,000 student school system. The policy is a culmination of a collaborative effort among Board members, the teacher union, community members, and the administration. Read More >

Oh the Places You'll Go at the Forum

Being new to the community school movement, I was unsure of what to expect, much less what to bring back and share with my partners in crime, back in Houston. Read More >

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