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A New San Francisco Group Council Advances a Community School Vision

12/15/10

The Mott Foundation’s New Day for Learning is a "21st century vision for learning" that uses community resources to create stronger, more hands-on strategies for learning. New Day for Learning has picked San Francisco has one of ten cities across the US to become New Day for Learning communities. San Francisco’s new Community School Council will continue working on bringing the community school vision to life in the city, through Mott’s initiative.

San Francisco was chosen in early 2009 as a New Day for Learning community and is receiving funding and technical support for three years through the grant. The components of this community school approach to learning include having a Community School Coordinator at each site, expanding learning opportunities to include after-school programs and summer learning programs, integrating health services, and providing parent support, engagement, and training.

The San Francisco Community School Council includes leaders representing the school district, many Community-Based Organizations, and local government departments. The grant from the Mott Foundation is managed by the San Francisco School Alliance. Major collaboration partners include the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families, the San Francisco Unified School District, and the Office of the Mayor.

To see the most recent news in the San Francisco New Day for Learning Community, click here. To learn more about the Mott Foundation’s New Day for Learning, click here.

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