During late November, we saw the wide-reaching approach of the Community School strategy as over 50 community school leaders from across the nation converged upon Asheville. Among one of the many leaders was Jose Munoz, the Senior Director for the Coalition Community Schools & Institute. Munoz describes the gathering as a “coverage for a common goal,” and the significance of this gathering cannot be overstated. Because of the passage of the, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Community Schools have only been growing and striving to improve. It is an honor that the leaders from the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) decided to visit Asheville and Buncombe County because of the local community and government support of the Community School Strategy.