The Cities Counties Schools Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation 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 is made up of appointed members representing the California School Boards Association, California State Association of Counties, and League of California Cities.
Insitute staff support the Cities Counties Schools Partnership. The CCS Partnership’s website is www.ccspartnership.org. For information about CCS’ financial transparency, visit Guidestar.
The new school year offers an opportunity to work with local schools to ensure that students in your community have safe ways to walk and bike to school. In addition to improving safety, Safe Routes to School programs provide many community benefits, such as promoting healthy lifestyle habits and reducing busing costs and traffic congestion. This resource outlines the new funding structure and components of the online toolkit.
This resource highlights examples of some of the partnership featured in the Community Schools Partnerships Toolkit. These partnerships may focus on the joint use of facilities, providing direct services to children and families or aligning limited resources to accomplish joint goals. Because strategies to create community schools partnerships are not a one-size-fits-all solution, lessons learned from models throughout California can help support the efforts of cities, schools, counties and community-based organization.
This guide explains active transportation and the conditions in a community that support safe walking and bicycling to schools and other neighborhood destinations. It offers tools for local governments to support active transportation. Because decisions about transportation investments in California occur across an array of agencies, the guide explains the regional and state context within which city, county and school leaders can collaborate to create safer walking and bicycling environments.
Local governments around California are making impressive strides to cooperate with each other to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of delivering government services. While each governmental entity in the state provides unique services to its constituents, the long range and daily operations of governments with similar geographic boundaries intersect in many ways, including: