What Is the Impact of the New York City Community Schools Initiative?
With the launch of the New York City Community Schools Initiative (NYC-CS) in 2014, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) increased its focus on implementing a holistic strategy of education reform to address the social consequences of poverty as a way to improve student outcomes. The strategy of the NYC-CS is to organize resources in schools and share leadership among stakeholders so that academics, health and wellness, youth development, and family engagement are integrated into the fabric of each school. Although community schools are expanding across the country, New York City is implementing the strategy at a scale unmatched nationally.
Coalition for Community Schools
Unity For Every Child’s Opportunity
A STRATEGIC COMMITMENT: JULY 2019 – DECEMBER 2025; 25,000 Community Schools by 2025
The Community Schools Playbook
This guide provides tools for policymakers, students and families, community leaders, allies, and advocates who want to advance community schools as a strategy to improve schools.