Did you know that there are approximately 10,000 schools across the country that are implementing the community school strategy? Incredibly, 7 of those schools are right here in our community!
So what is a community school? Community Schools are where our community gathers to create hubs of opportunity in support of students, their families, and the extended community. This is truly a team effort with collaboration between the school, the community (including local businesses and faith communities), and our valued nonprofit and public service partners.
Community School Coordinators
At the center of this work is a United Way staff member - a Community School Coordinator who goes to work every day at their school community. Their job is to help build relationships, make community connections that bring in new resources or partnerships. Coordinators are also committed to ensuring that at the center of all the work, youth and family voices are heard and fostered as leaders.
So this week, across the country, communities are celebrating and appreciating their hard-working Community School Coordinators.
We Love Our Coordinators!
In alphabetical order, meet the team: