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2021 Coordinators Appreciation Week – Toolkit

Since 2017, every 3rd full week of September has been dedicated to celebrating the unsung heroes of Community Schools—the Coordinator. This year, September 20 to September 24, 2021, let's celebrate Coordinators and advance our Community Schools movement together.

Multiple National Organizations

Letter to DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2022

Letter to Chairwoman DeLauro, Chairwoman Murray, Ranking Member Cole, and Ranking Member Blunt to encourage them to significantly increase funding for the Full-Service Community Schools Program (Title IV Part F of the Every Student Succeeds Act) to match President Biden’s 2022 budget request of $443 million. Community schools is a critical strategy to help schools and communities recover and stabilize from the ongoing effects of the pandemic, and an effective strategy of a whole-child approach to public education that is necessary now more than ever.

Coalition for Community Schools

State Coalitions Stages of Development Rubric

Stages of Development for creating and growing your State Coalition.

Coalition for Community Schools

Community School ROI Workshop

Return on Investment of a Community School Coordinator: A Case Study

Coalition for Community Schools

Community Schools: Supporting One Another As A Blueprint for the Future

This blueprint provides examples of how Community Schools effectively responded to the pandemic, highlighting “how” Community Schools operate through collaborative leadership, and offers recommendations for state and local educators, community leaders, and others on how to leverage Community Schools as a core strategy for communities to efficiently and effectively recover while transforming education and accelerating economic mobility.

U.S. House of Representatives

DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2022

The Committee on Appropriations submits the following report in explanation of the accompanying bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (except the Food and Drug Administration, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the Indian Health Service), and Education, and the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Corporation for National and Community Service, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, National Council on Disability, National Labor Relations Board, National Mediation Board, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, Railroad Retirement Board, and Social Security Administration for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.

U.S. Department of Education

Frequently Asked Questions Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Full-Service Community Schools & Related Strategies

This document includes “Frequently Asked Questions” intended to support state and local efforts in effectively using ARP ESSER funds to advance evidence-based full-service community schools and related approaches.

Coalition for Community Schools

Six Strategies To Build Empowering Youth Engagement

This report has three objectives:​ 1) To create greater awareness of youth (ages 12-25) experiences throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.​ 2) To highlight clear recommendations and examples of how different communities have been able to address and meet the needs of youth​. 3) To provide a clear process to develop and implement empowering youth engagement strategies.

Coalition for Community Schools RPN

CCS RPN Webinar: Community Schools: People and Places Transforming Education and Communities

Community Schools Research Practice Network Webinar Series

Coalition for Community Schools RPN

CCS RPN Community Schools Research Agenda

In collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, IEL s Coalition for Community Schools Research Practice Network hosted a three day virtual convening in July to develop a national Community Schools Research Agenda. The convening “Powerful Learning: How Community Schools Support Learning and Thriving Students, Families, and Communities” took place from Tuesday, July 21 to Thursday July 23 2020 The three day event brought together over 60 multi disciplinary researchers and practitioners who have contributed to the community schools knowledge base.