The Community Schools program partners with the school to eliminate barriers to attendance and help students and families form positive attachments to the school community. Struggling students and their families have a hard time navigating the maze of services; there may be plenty of resources in a community, but rarely is there someone on the ground who is able to connect these resources with the schools and students that need them most. Through a school-based coordinator, we bring these local resources into the school where they are accessible, coordinated and aimed towards the same goal. Our model’s integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Through a school-based site manager, our initiative strategically aligns and leverages needed resources so that students can focus on learning.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check