Every School a Community School

Children thrive when communities support them.

Why Community Schools?

A strategy for organizing voices and resources around student success. 

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Transformation

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

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Equity

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

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Excellence

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

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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.

What We Do

We help you realize the vision.

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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.

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Facilitation

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

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Leadership

The U.S. needs policies that promote justice in our education system and provide real opportunity for all children.

Events

Community Schools Fundamentals Conference
October 25, 2022 - October 27, 2022

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Publications

To guide and inspire.

Cover page of the Community Schools Forward: Techincal Assistance Needs Assessment. This report was published as part of the Community Schools Forward project. This project is a collaboration between the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution (CUE), the Children’s Aid National Center for Community Schools (NCCS), the Coalition for Community Schools at IEL (CCS), and the Learning Policy Institute (LPI). Cover includes a picture of children learning.

Community Schools Forward: Technical Assistance Needs Assessment Report

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Recover Lab Report

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Building Community Schools

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Leading with Purpose and Passion

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“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

Who We Are

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

ABE FERNÁNDEZ
Director

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LISA HACKETT
Deputy Director

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GAIL GRANDISON
Budgets and Contracts Manager

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JORGE BLAU
Client Engagement Associate

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MELANIE RODRIGUEZ
Client Engagement Associate

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NIKKI LIN
Operations Manager

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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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