|Part Four: Case Studies of Scaling Up Community School Initiatives
- CHICAGO, IL: Building Communities of Community Schools - Deepening Scale-Up
- CINCINNATI, OHIO: One Brick at a Time—How a Facilities Master Plan Enhanced Collaborative Decision Making
- EVANSVILLE, INDIANA: From One School to an Entire District
- KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Schools Enhancing Community Welfare
- LEHIGH VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA: Building Out Regionally—COMPASS Schools and the United Way Of Greater Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
- OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: Lifting the Vision of Community Schools Across a District
- PORTLAND/MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OREGON: More Than a Promise—Where Learning Happens
- SOUTH KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON: Doing the Work Better and Faster; Expanding in King County, Washington
- TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Learning from Other Initiatives and Planning for Sustainability
PART FOUR: CASE STUDIES OF SCALING UP COMMUNITY SCHOOL INITIATIVES
Considerable practice knowledge has been developed by communities in rural, suburban and urban settings. Their collective work illustrates a coherent strategy to unite discrete programs and splintered community efforts into a powerful means to improve results for children and families, schools, neighborhoods. They have started from scratch and built systems of community schools and many are in their second or third iterations, always seeking to fine-tune and improve their overall strategy. Their stories show that communities begin their system-building efforts in many ways—sometimes by implementing only one or just a few sites—or by addressing only some of the conditions for learning. No place or story is exactly the same but each contributes to a better understanding of how places are organized to support students, families, and communities.
Wherever communities begin, we hope the stories that follow will encourage them to think strategically about large scale expansion from the get go.