WHAT IS A COMMUNITY SCHOOL?
A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities.
Community schools look different based on their unique assets and challenges, but they all share a commitment to community and family partnerships to create and implement a shared vision of student and school success.
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.