Stages of Development
More about Key Partners: A State Coalition should include a wide breadth of cross collaborative partners. For example, State Coalitions might include Community School Coordinators, Community School Administrators, District Administrators, and professionals from entities such as United Way, Community Foundations, State Education Agencies, Early Childhood organizations, education related nonprofits, teacher’s unions, Universities, and service providing organizations such as those that address housing or food insecurity. Existing groups including statewide Children’s Cabinets can also serve as a State Coalition for Community Schools.
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More about Intermediaries: An intermediary entity provides management and administrative support for coalition efforts. Many State Coalitions are convened and administrated by intermediary entities. Examples of intermediary entities include local nonprofits such as United Ways, State Education Agencies, and statewide Afterschool Networks.
More about Funders: Potential funders include entities such as state community foundations, local foundations, local businesses, state education entities, state afterschool networks, StriveTogether networks, local and state education associations, community based organizations, nonprofits, local government, and local school districts.