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Community Schools Playbook Released Today

We are excited to share a new resource, the Community Schools Policy Playbook! Geared toward advocates and elected officials at the state and local levels. We encourage you to use the Playbook, send it to your networks, and share it with your elected officials to help them become community school champions. Read More >

Brown Introduces Legislation to Expand Community School Model As Ohio Schools, Students Struggle With Addiction Epidemic

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call as he introduced The Full-Service Community Schools in Distressed Communities Act to help Ohio school districts and students working to achieve academic success in light of Ohio’s addiction epidemic. Brown is introducing his legislation as he works to secure parts of it in a Senate opioid package currently being negotiated. Read More >

New book, Wildflowers: A School Superintendent's Challenge to America

Wildflowers: A School Superintendent’s Challenge to America, calls upon all of us – parents, educators, policymakers, and taxpayers – to rethink our assumptions about what matters most in our public schools. Read More >

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 >

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