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Aligning Networks to Enable Every Student to Thrive


The Coalition for Community SchoolsCommunities in Schools, and StriveTogether are coming together to make explicit to our networks that we can achieve our shared goals more effectively if we align our assets and expertise across networks, across school districts, and across communities. For decades Communities In Schools, StriveTogether and the Coalition for Community Schools have espoused a similar philosophy. 

Many communities are using our various strategies to improve outcomes for children and families…and some communities are using multiple strategies. We are better together when we align our efforts to support children at the center of our work. Aligned student-centered work rests on the following principles:

  • Trusting relationships
  • Cross-sector partnerships
  • Purposeful engagement
  • Actionable data
  • Shared accountability
Read our discussion paper here "Aligning Networks to Enable Every Student to Thrive" and watch the webinar, where leaders from each organization discusses alignment view webinar. If you have questions about the "Aligning Networks to Enable Every Student to Thrive," paper please contact


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