At a ‘Community School,’ This Educator Ensures All Kids Feel Known, Seen & Heard

lazy image

“Named for the working-class community that surrounds it, Fruit Valley Elementary is bordered by rent-assisted housing and a Frito-Lay plant that employs about 450 of the area’s residents. In 1999, it became the first in the Vancouver district to open a resource center where families in need could find food and clothing, but also get help with housing vouchers, job referrals, and links to mental health counseling. The concept — generally known as a community school — spread throughout the district, and now all 39 schools employ or share a resource coordinator.”

 

Read the full story here.

Oceanside’s ‘community schools’ initiative to remove education barriers

10 months ago by

Las Cruces Public Schools adds Mesilla Park Elementary to their community schools

11 months ago by

Video: Community Schools – A Day in the Life

1 year ago by