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The Million Dollar Value of Chicago Community School Partners


Every educational administrator can probably write volumes on how difficult it is to publically finance school programs activities and its staffing. That’s one of the benefits of using the community schools strategy - leveraging outside resources to supplement any funding gaps.
A new report, Chicago Public Schools Community Schools Initiative: Analysis of Resources Leveraged by Lead Partner Agencies, describes the value that external partners are providing to Chicago Public Schools Community Schools Initiative.
The report showed that outside partner agencies provide over $25 million in services, programming, and human capital outside partner agencies. This is exclusive of any public funding tied to the community schools initiative.
There are a total of 47 partner agencies working in the 153 involved in Chicago Public School’s Community Schools Initiative providing everything from mental health, afterschool arts programming or tutoring to professional development to faculty and staff.    

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