The Community School Strategy
A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its 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.
A community school offers a powerful framework for addressing inequities, providing opportunities, and helping students navigate barriers so they can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally, and become active participants in our democracy. Community schools are able to perform these important roles by:
Community schools are an educational, developmental, and community change strategy designed to empower children, youth, and families to realize their goals.