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.
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.
The Cities Counties Schools (CCS) Partnership online toolkit
helps local agency elected officials and staff understand,
support and build community schools partnerships. The toolkit is
filled with resources that offer strategies, examples of
successful partnerships in urban, suburban and rural communities,
lessons learned, and templates for different types of community
schools partnerships. The toolkit was developed with generous
support provided by Kaiser Permanente, the United Way of the Bay
Area, the Stuart Foundation and CCS’ partner associations, the
League of California Cities, the California State Association of
Counties and the California School Boards Association.
Local and state-level decision-makers have a huge impact on the
implementation and vision for community schools partnerships.
This series of videos showcases leaders’ perspectives on the
value and offerings of community schools partnerships.
In order to initiate, sustain and enhance partnerships it is
helpful to identify any operational, legal and/or regulatory
barriers in building those partnerships. This section includes
lessons learned within specific California and national
Community Schools Partnerships offer communities the
opportunity to support the needs of children and families with an
intentional, enhanced and supported academic, social and
emotional health experience in the school setting as well as at
other local agency and community-based sites.
Best practices include:
Tailored Community School Partnership Experience
Creating, Developing and Establishing Assets and Resources In
This section of the toolkit includes sample community school
partnerships involving one or more cities, counties and schools
working with community-based organizations, parents and / or
families. This section of the toolkit will continue to
grow. Local agencies and organizations that would like to
share their community’s partnership example are welcome to do so
by contacting the CCS Partnership.