Coalition for Community Schools

Community Schools are an Essential Equity Strategy

The Coalition for Community Schools has developed a framework to embed an equity focus in existing community schools and to drive community schools forward as an equity strategy.

Coalition for Community Schools

Building Blocks: An Examination of the Collaborative Approach Community Schools Are Using to Bolster Early Childhood Development

This report summary provides an overview of community schools, demonstrates the need to invest and link to early childhood programs, describes the case study sites, and offers cross-site lessons.

Media Enterprise Alliance Oakland

Community Schools Animation Video

Based on an animated video project on the role community schools in Oakland, the Coalition for Community Schools joined students from Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) in the Media Enterprise Alliance (MEA) journalism and multimedia program sponsored by OUSD's Communications Department and KDOLTV-27, created a video to represent the community schools movement across the country.

Coalition for Community Schools

Aligning Networks to Enable Every Student to Thrive

The Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools and StriveTogether are aligning there efforts through their assets and expertise across networks, across school districts and across communities to drive greater impact for more children.

Chapin Hall

Achieving Ambitious Educational Outcomes through School and Community Partnerships

This summary aims to share ideas from a convening with policymakers, leaders in education, and community leaders who are interested in partnerships as a strategy for improving children’s long-term outcomes.

Coalition for Community Schools

Early Childhood Community School Linkages: Advancing a Theory of Change

As national attention increasingly focuses on the importance of children’s development in their early years, we have the responsibility—as community members, parents, educators, leaders, and policy makers—to do our part to ensure that young children have the opportunity to thrive. While there are a number of efforts in place to support young children and their families, many focus on one of two domains: either improving early childhood care or education or improving elementary education. Research suggests, however, that there is an essential third domain to attend to in our work to support young children: improving the quality and continuity of a child’s experience and her access to essential supports and services as she transitions from early childhood care or education into the elementary grades.

Coalition for Community Schools

Coalition for Community Schools Recommendations for the Biden-Harris Transition Team

We are pleased to offer our recommendations for the Biden-Harris Transition Team. Our recommendations are organized in two parts: those we recommend for the first 100 days, and those beyond the first 100 days. We are excited to work with the Biden-Harris Administration to enact, fund, and implement our common goals to ensure that all young people have the supports and opportunities to learn and thrive.

The Institute for Educational Leadership

Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy

The Community Schools Strategy describes the what, why, and how of system-wide expansion of community schools. This guide is for communities at different points in planning for, implementing, and sustaining a community schools’ strategy.


RETURN On INVESTMENT (ROI) of a Community School Coordinator

This case study calculates the return-on-investment for a Community School Coordinator, the person who oversees implementation of the Community Schools strategy, and shares responsibility for the outcomes.

Learning Policy Institute

Community Schools as an Effective School Improvement Strategy: A Review of the Evidence – Research Brief

This report examines 143 research studies that concludes well-implemented community schools lead to improvement in student and school outcomes and contribute to meeting the educational needs of low-achieving students in high-poverty schools.