Are there different models of Community Schools?

“Community Schools” is an inclusive term used to describe a variety of models, including Beacons, Bridges to Success, The Children’s Aid Society Community Schools, Communities in Schools, Elev8, Healthy Start, Schools of the 21st Century and University-Assisted Community Schools. All of these groups are active members of the national Coalition for Community Schools. In her book Full-Service Schools, Joy Dryfoos singled out The Children’s Aid Society’s Community Schools approach as a model of “how to put together both sides of the fundamental full- service equation: restructuring of education, plus helping children and their families by providing health, mental health and social services on site.”