Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Funding Opportunity Supports Full Service Community Schools

“Where the school becomes the center of community life, great things are going to happen for those families and great things are going to happen for those children.”- Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan

The Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement recently announced new funding to support projects that establish or expand full service community schools. Through the Department’s Full-Service Community School (FSCS) program, communities are encouraged to coordinate academic, social, and health services by partnering with public schools, local educational agencies, and non-profit entities. By encouraging strong partnerships, the program seeks to break down the silos between schools, communities, and social services. In the Notice, the Department acknowledges that children are more likely to succeed when schools and community organizations are able to align their resources to achieve common results. In addition, the FSCS grant program encourages applicants to propose a range of services from high-quality early learning programs to job training and career counseling.

The deadline for the Full-Service Community School Grant Program is July 23, 2010.

View the full announcement here.

Arne Duncan on Charlie Rose discussing Community Schools, YouTube

Community School Initiatives State-to-State, Coalition for Community Schools

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