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Community School Strategies are Embraced in the Los Angeles Unified School District

The Los Angeles Board of Education voted to encourage more schools to transform themselves into Community Schools. Endorsing Community Schooling is an innovative and “holistic” approach to student success by transforming schools into neighborhood hubs for children, families and civic partners. Read More >

Schools and the Democratic Renaissance

We can see the stirrings of a community-grounded school movement in networks like the Coalition for Community Schools, which includes several hundred schools and 70 partnering colleges and universities, and the Communities in Schools effort, with more than 2500 schools. Read More >

Mayors’ Institute on Advancing Education and Health through a Community Schools Strategy

As part of its Culture of Health Initiative, NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families in partnership with the Coalition for Community Schools, and with generous funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, participated in an intensive problem-solving session to help the children’s health and education outcomes through the community schools strategy. Read More >

Vancouver Community Schools Model will be Featured at National Conference

Vancouver Public Schools’ Family-Community Resource Center model will be featured at the Education Week 2017 Leaders to Learn From conference March 30 and 31 in Washington, D.C. Superintendent Steve Webb, Chief of Staff Tom Hagley and Family-Community Resource Center Director Tamara Shoup will present two EdTalk sessions on the district’s community schools focus and work to support families and remove barriers to learning. Read More >

Kenney wowed by South Philly High's New 'community school' reality

This is the way public schools should be,” said proud Mayor Jim Kenney, after touring South Philadelphia High School, one of the nine new designated community schools being funded by the soda tax. Read More >

Community Schools Top Ten 2016

The Coalition's top 10 achievements from 2016 showcase the amazing growth and momentum around the community schools movement. Read More >

Aligning Networks to Enable Every Student to Thrive

The Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools and StriveTogether - have been making measurable progress toward educational equity. Now we come together to say explicitly that we can achieve our shared goals more effectively if we align our assets and expertise across networks, across school districts, and across communities. Read More >

Beyond Involvement and Engagement: The Role of the Family in School–Community Partnerships

Research indicates that partnerships between schools and neighborhood communities support student learning, improve schools, and strengthen families and neighborhoods. These partnerships expand the traditional educational mission of the school to include health and social services for children and their families and to involve the broader community. Read More >

Cherryland Elementary - Hayward, California: Helping Children and Staff Cope with Trauma Through Partnerships

As the bus approached Cherryland Elementary School, members of the Community Schools Leadership Network were greeted by a swarm of staff members wearing red and white cougar hats and jackets. Students waved enthusiastically, excited to see the new faces. Read More >

Community schools: A place-based approach to education and neighborhood change

The institutions of a neighborhood are vital to its health and economic strength, and public schools are one of the most important shared institutions. They function not only as centers for providing education but also as hubs for communities to organize a range of supports and opportunities for children and their families. Read More >

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