Community Schools Information & Resources

March 21, 2023

California Community Schools Partnership Program: A Transformational Opportunity for Whole Child Education

Community Schools Playbook:  A Practical Guide to Advancing Community Schools Strategies

Community Schools Story Map: In recent years, we’ve seen exciting, increased focus and investment in this approach as a proven strategy. See the results of this investment in an interactive map of stories.

National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is proud to host the 2023 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference in Philadelphia! This national conference brings together people from across the country who believe all children deserve a safe place to live and opportunities to learn and thrive. Inspired by our theme: Spreading Love & Supporting All Children, the conference is designed to catalyze collaboration, action, and a renewed commitment to transforming our practices, partnerships, and systems.

California Community Schools Partnership Program

A community school is a “whole-child” school improvement strategy where the district and school work closely with teachers, students, families, and partners.  The California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) supports schools’ efforts to partner with community agencies and local government to align community resources to improve student outcomes. These partnerships provide an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement.

What is a Community School:  Watch a Short Three Minute Overview Video