Through policy and practice, we want to build the capacities of community-based organizations to continue to be a catalyst for education reform and to achieve meaningful impact for young people, especially those facing the greatest barriers to educational success.

In this brief, we focus on community schools. The brief covers:

  • History and context of community schools
  • Overview of the Community Partnership Schools™ model, an innovative approach to community schools
  • Recommendations for policy stakeholders to support the spread and scale of this work

Thank you to Children’s Home Society of Florida, the University of Central Florida, and the Children’s Institute for their contributions to this policy brief.