Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Coalition for Community Schools to Host Webinar Series

The Coalition for Community Schools is hosting a series of webinars entitled Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy. Based on the vision that schools can provide support and opportunities for all residents, the community schools strategy involves creating partnerships between the school and local resources to meet the needs of students and the families. Partnerships with resources that focus on academics, health, social services and community engagement ensures that families and residents have access to a range of services that promote the healthy development of children and their families.

The Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships webinar series is designed broad audiences that may be just beginning the planning conversation or already in the process of implementing a community schools strategy, including: parents, school staff, social service providers, government leaders and potential funders. Specifically, these webinars will guide communities through the process of planning, implementing and sustaining a community schools strategy, as well as how this strategy can be scaled to integrate a network of schools in a single attendance area. For more information, please click here.

The webinar schedule is as follows:

November 2nd

Session 1: A school, an intermediary, a community: What does a scaled up system of community schools look like? (Register here)

November 16th

Session 2: Getting going: Deciding to scale up (Register here)

November 30th

Session 3: Develop an operation framework and planning for scale up (Register here)

December 14th

Session 4: Scale up for sustainability and implementation (Register here)

For more information and resources about community schools, please click here.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for posting this Kirstin!

    Shital C. Shah
    Manager, Policy
    Coalition for Community Schools