CCS Partnership

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Cities Counties Schools Partnership

The Cities Counties Schools Partnership is dedicated to improving the conditions of children, families and communities at the local level by promoting and encouraging coordination, integration and increased efficiency of local services and joint facilities use among cities, counties and schools in all California communities.

The partnership comprises members representing the California School Boards Association, California State Association of Counties, and League of California Cities. In 2015, the CCS Partnership formally became a project of the Institute for Local Government.

The Cities Counties Schools Partnership is dedicated to improving the conditions of children, families and communities at the local level by promoting and encouraging coordination, integration and increased efficiency of local services and joint facilities use among cities, counties and schools in all California communities.

The partnership comprises members representing the California School Boards Association, California State Association of Counties, and League of California Cities. In 2015, the CCS Partnership formally became a project of the Institute for Local Government.

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The Cities Counties Schools Partnership is dedicated to improving the conditions of children, families and communities at the local level by promoting and encouraging coordination, integration and increased efficiency of local services and joint facilities use among cities, counties and schools in all California communities.

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Awards

CCS Partnership values interagency collaboration and promotes recognition through each association’s award program as award winners serve as useful examples of success stories for other local agencies to emulate. The League’s Helen Putnam Award Program includes a CCS Partnership Award for Intergovernmental Collaboration and CSBA’s Golden Bell Awards includes a category for Community Schools through Partnerships and Collaboration.

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Community Schools Partnerships

Community schools partnerships are strategies to improve outcomes for children, families and the greater community through intentional alignment of and access to services and support from non-profits, businesses, social service organizations and government agencies. Through collaboration, community schools partnerships enhance delivery of services.

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Partnering with Non-Profits & Community-Based Organizations

Community-based organizations interact with members of the community on a daily basis and are often located in neighborhoods. They have unique and important insight into the challenges and opportunities facing residents in their area. Staff at these organizations are often from the ethnic and cultural populations of the residents and understand the language, cultural and ethnic approaches that work best in building trust and engaging the residents in any endeavor.

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CCS Partnership’s Evergreen Resources & Materials

The Cities Counties Schools Partnership promotes collaboration across local government agencies.  CCS Partnership leadership has focused its efforts on supporting the needs of children, families, and the roles of the different local agencies.   With an eye towards improving conditions of children, CCS Partnership has produced a variety of materials, including resources for:

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Local Control Funding Formula

In 2013, Governor Brown signed legislation that changes funding formulas for California’s schools. CCS Partnership has gathered resources that provide an overview of the funding change and may serve as resources to cities, counties, and schools in understanding Local Control Funding Forumla (LCFF).  The elements of community and family engagement that are part of Local Control Funding Formula are also fundamental  to the collective impact strategy known as Community Schools Partnerships.

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