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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 >

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 >

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