welcome to Kent School Services Network

Exceptional resources and opportunities anchored in hope, encouraging excellence, while striving for the highest achievement for all.

our mission is to use the Community school strategy to center Student and family voice, identify solutions, and advocate for systems change, resulting in student success and well-being.

Our work

We use the Coalition for Community School's Community School Standards as a framework for what we do. The standards are designed to engage and support the community schools movement as an evidence-based strategy to promote equity and educational excellence for each and every child, while strengthening families and community.

The Latest News

Staff supports families with games, hygiene items

Kentwood — Explorer Elementary staff members collected more than 200 family games and hygiene items to donate to The Community Basket, a food pantry at 3178 68th St. SE...

Partnering with Westside Schools to Feed Families in Need

Raising kids can cost a lot of money. Buying clothes, getting food and paying for school can all add up fast and make it tough for families to meet all their needs...

Wolverine Winterfest a Hit with Hundreds

Godwin Heights — The Godwin Heights High School’s gym area was bustling as families made take-home hot chocolate kits, played games, screen printed T-shirts and had their holiday pictures taken...

Students & grandpas connect through cards, hugs, common languages

Kentwood — It was an action-packed card game filled with laughter and conversation in Swahili between Francois Mwabi, Jerome Menyo and fifth-graders...

we are a community school initiative In 44 schools across seven districts in Kent County