Building Community Schools is about changing the way we work - shared vision, collaboration, strategic use of data, continuous learning, leveraging resources and building infrastructure that supports coordination and integration.
Resources include: definitions and frameworks; tools for assessing need, mapping assets and measuring impact; research and documented results; information on staffing, developing partner collaboratives, systems building, continuous improvement, and how to fund Community Schools.
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Funding the Next Generation presents this webinar recording in collaboration with the California Budget and Policy Center on understanding county budgets and the budgeting process for the purposes of tracking investments in young people. This webinar will help communities get a handle on the why and how of establishing a local Children’s Budget.
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This brief from Learning Policy Institute provides a review of the research on community schools. It establishes that as an intervention strategy for school improvement, community schools meet the critera for an “evidence-based strategy” laid out in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Break out of the survey box! There’s more than one way to learn what youth think, care about, want to do, or have learned in your program… so let’s use them! Check out our hands-on guide for youth practitioners to learn about verbal, kinesthetic and visual ways to solicit young people’s input.
Does the term “needs assessment” send chills down your spine? Wondering how you’ll complete the community needs assessment for your next grant proposal? We’ve got you! See our fact sheet about web sites with easy-to-use data about communities. Download this list of the sites we like the most.
To get started on a community needs assessment for your next grant proposal, watch this recording of Public Profit’s 1-hour webinar about easy-to-access data sources. This webinar was hosted by Public Profit on February 24, 2017 specifically for the California Community Schools Network looking toward the Prop 47 grants.
This brief is designed to help district decision-makers in California think about how they might collect and use chronic absence data, with an emphasis on leveraging their Student Information Systems (SIS) to support this work.
Get ready to apply for the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund: Learning Communities for School Success.
We encourage school districts and community organizations to start preparing now for this competitive grant opportunity.
A Request for Proposal process is expected to begin in early 2017.
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This brief is an overview of community school financing in California. Five successful longstanding community school initiatives are profiled, providing evidence and ideas for funding.
Attorney General Kamala Harris issued her fourth annual statewide report on elementary school truancy and chronic absence in California, In School + On Track 2016. Drawing from four years of longitudinal data — a sample of almost half a million K-5 students– this year’s report includes the most comprehensive analysis to date on the high rates of absenteeism among California’s elementary school students.
This memo describes the 21st CCLC request for applications (RFA) for elementary and middle school students. It is intended to provide updates about the new RFA and as an application planning tool that can be shared by teams, potential partners, and stakeholders.