Tools, Tips, and Wisdom for successful School Health Initiatives

Community Schools Work

Put simply, community schools are a strategy for organizing the resources of a community around student success and well-being. School districts work in deep partnership with public, private, and non-profit partners to create the network of supports and opportunities needed to achieve the vision of success for all students.

The public sector is critical to the success and sustainability of community school efforts. We partner with our school districts to build a cornerstone of the community school approach – health and wellness – and to strengthen the foundational elements that underlie our approach.

Explore the sections below to learn more about our community schools approach, how to engage the public sector, and other tools to use in your own community.

Because it really does take a village.

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Engaging the
Public Sector

Learn more about how the public sector can support community schools.

Community Schools Partnership Tools

An in-depth look at a few of the practices and tools we are using to build community schools.

Our Community Schools Approach

Overview of our community schools framework, with foundational and program elements.

Community School Coordinators

Community school coordinators are the linchpins of success in community schools.

Coordination Practices: COST Toolkit

COST is a highly effective strategy used to manage and integrate learning and wellness supports for students.