Every School a Community School

Children thrive when communities support them.

Why Community Schools?

A strategy for organizing voices and resources around student success

Transformation

Children flourish when communities support their minds and bodies. Thriving children strengthen communities.

Equity

Strong schools counter systemic racism, increase opportunity, and move society toward equity and justice.

Excellence

Community schools are a partnership of community members and leaders working together with student success as the goal.

Events

Learn about the strategy

Community School Coordinator Boot Camp

Virtual
Paid
August 6
- August 9

Community School Supervisor Boot Camp

Virtual
Paid
September 11

SAVE THE DATE: Community Schools Fundamentals Conference

In-Person
Paid
November 12
- November 13
See events past and present!

What We Do

We help you realize the vision

Strategy

Our 30 years of experience operating and partnering means we are uniquely positioned to help build community schools from initial planning to long-term sustainability.

Facilitation

We provide in-person opportunities for continuous learning, networking, and inspiration.

Leadership

We lend our expertise to community leaders and policymakers who are considering a dramatic change in their approach to education.

Now Is The Time!

Public policy currently supports community schools and government funding is available.

Students just experienced the worst disruption in their education in decades. We can rebuild a stronger education system.

We know our schools can and must move our country toward a just and equitable society.

Initiatives

Explore new practices in the field

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Publications

To guide and inspire

“Making every school a community school has to be our collective vision. This has to be the rule rather than the exception.”

Arne Duncan, Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Meet the Team

 Our mission is to transform education by partnering with schools, districts, community partners, and government agencies to create and sustain community schools.

JORGE BLAU

Client Engagement Associate

DR. STACEY CAMPO

Senior Research Advisor

ABE FERNÁNDEZ

VP of Collective Impact & Director of NCCS

GAIL GRANDISON

Budget & Contracts Manager

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BRANDON HAASE

Marketing and Communications Manager

LISA HACKETT

Deputy Director

HORTENSIA HERNANDEZ

Client Engagement Associate

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MIA MARTINEZ

Content Development Analyst

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SONAL PATEL

Operations Manager

MELANIE RODRIGUEZ

Client Engagement Associate

Let's Build Your Community Schools Together

With over 30 years of experience, our team can help you transform your schools.

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