Resources to Learn More: Research, Guides and Other Toolkits

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Resources to Learn More: Research, Guides and Other Toolkits

Many outstanding organizations offer excellent information and research about community school partnerships.

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Resources to Learn More: Research, Guides and Other Toolkits

This is a comprehensive list of materials to help officials understand and learn more about options in creating and sustaining community schools partnerships.

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Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools Initiative

Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools initiative is about deepening their involvement in the health and wellness of schools by forming partnerships that support efforts to make good health a part of everyday life. 

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United Way of the Bay Area – Community Schools Initiative

United Way’s Community Schools initiative transforms public schools into neighborhood hubs that bring healthcare, food pantries, after-school programs, family engagement and parent education classes directly to school campuses.  This is a two-generation approach to cutting poverty, and has a positive impact on academic achievement, attendance rates, and parental participation.  When kids do better in school, they can get better jobs, are less likely to use taxpayer-funded services, and spend more money in our communities.

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Coalition for Community Schools

Coalition for Community Schools

The Coalition for Community Schools is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and  development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks.

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Stretching Community Dollars Guidebook
2015-2016 Resource

Most elected officials and key staff understand and appreciate the benefits of working together, and many are engaging in various forms of collaboration in some capacity. While, there are also many documents in existence on collaboration and working together, this guide focuses on bridging the gap between an understanding of and intention to collaborate with purposeful action.

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Resources for Local Officials on Joint Use of Facilities

Several organizations provide joint use of facilities resources to local officials. Much of this work has been motivated by public health goals of enabling both children and adults to be more physically active by joint use of school/recreational facilities. Irrespective of an agency’s policy goals in pursuing joint use of facilities, these resources offer helpful guidance to local officials on joint use issues.

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