CCS RPN Research Agenda - Further Research and Study of Community Schools Theme 8: Organizing

The following is a major theme of the Community Schools Research Agenda. Click here to return to the CCS RPN homepage.


More research is needed to understand the value of community organizing for sustaining and supporting community school implementation. There is a need to understand in what ways grassroots community organizing is present in the daily work of community schools and the ways in which it could be. We need to understand how the role of the community school coordinator is deployed in service of community organizing, versus service provision and partnership development. This will help us understand to which degree the community school is responsive to the issues with which families and communities are concerned and need advocacy around.