“In the wake of the pandemic, concerning data related to chronic absenteeism, academic achievement, and youth mental health is an ongoing cause for concern. NLC worked in partnership with the Coalition for Community Schools and the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) to produce a tool for city leaders to learn about the benefits of implementing and supporting Full Service Community Schools in their cities.
Full-Service Community Schools are a local engagement strategy that promote the coordination of resources through a school-based Community School Coordinator. Community Schools are instrumental in breaking down barriers to learning, addressing social disparities, and creating a supportive environment where students and families can thrive.
José Muñoz, Senior Director of Coalition for Community Schools & Institute for Educational Leadership, recently shared his thoughts on how city leaders can support Community Schools.”