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10 Communities Awarded Up to $1.5 Million in Funding to Expand Student-Centered Learning Initiatives

The Together for Students initiative, created by three national, education-focused nonprofit organizations - the Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools, and StriveTogether - today recognized 10 communities for plans bringing key community members together to support the needs of local students. Read More >

Civil Rights Activist Roscoe Jones Sr. Passes the Torch to Community Schools Youth

Civil Rights Activist Roscoe Jones Sr. moved some audience members to tears as he recounted his experience on the morning of June 21, 1964, when he was just 17 years old. Mr. Jones agreed to go to Philadelphia with Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, the Mississippi civil rights workers' but due to a scheduling conflict he could not make it. All three activist were found dead and their story was told in the 1988 Mississippi Burning movie. Roscoe Jones seemingly missed death. Read More >

The Coalition for Community Schools Announces the 2018 Leadership Award Winners

The Coalition for Community Schools, an initiative of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), is proud to present 10 leadership awards to community school leaders who have made explicit that only by working together and focusing on equity will all children learn and thrive. Read More >

Congress stands up for children and families in 2018 budget

After a series of short-term budget deals to keep the federal government open, Congress passed a final spending bill for Fiscal Year 2018 on March 23 that increases funding for several programs supporting children and families. Read More >

March for Our Lives highlights the voices of youth impacted by gun violence

The survivors of Stoneman Douglas High School along with students from across the country emphasized that victims of mass shootings are not the only victims of gun violence. The Parkland students shared their platform with students of other backgrounds who stand in unity against gun violence but haven’t had such a platform to advocate. Read More >

Town Hall East Connects with Community School

Town Hall East, a neighborhood organization in East Knoxville, created a Schools Committee so that the organization could be more involved with its local community school. Read More >

Mobile Dentist Brings Dental Hygiene to North Attleboro Schools

Smile Massachusetts, a mobile dental office, visited the Community School in North Attleboro offering free or low-cost dental cleanings, x-rays and minor procedures to the elementary school students. Read More >

Midtown Community School Reflects on 25-year Legacy

Midtown Community School celebrated its 25th anniversary. It was built in 1992 for students at two closing schools and now the school hosts 1,200 students. The school became the first public school in Hudson County to win a Blue Ribbon Award and helped bring education in Bayonne into the 21st century. Read More >

The Heart of Wyoming Elementary

Wyoming Elementary takes full advantage of being a "community school." They have a strong focus on enhancing academics, youth development, family support, health and social services, and community development that will lead to improving student learning, stronger families and a healthy community. Read More >

Community Schools Expert to Give Presentation at NMSU

Pat-Williams-Boyd, an author and a specialist on education, will deliver a presentation titled, "Schools as a Community Hubs for Social Justice." She'll present research on the community schools models and will discuss its effectiveness in communities across the country. Read More >

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