CCS Partnerships – Toolkit for Community Schools Partnerships

By: Cities Counties Schools Partnership, a program of the Institute for Local Government
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City and county officials are working with schools and others to create and sustain partnerships aimed at providing essential services and support to children and families. These community schools partnerships are transforming communities. The Cities Counties Schools (CCS) Partnership, a collaborative effort of the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties and the California School Boards Association, has developed an online toolkit for local officials and staff. The toolkit provides a way to learn more about strategies that connect the resources of cities, counties, schools and community-based organizations. It offers examples of successful partnerships in urban, suburban and rural communities along with best practices and resources from California and national organizations. Some of the partnerships highlighted in the toolkit focus on the joint use of facilities, providing direct services to children and families or aligning limited resources to accomplish joint goals. Every collaborative effort is unique, but each addresses specific needs with resources and assets within the community.

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