Community Schools

Working with the entire school community to identify pressing needs and bring resources directly into schools.

About

Community Schools are a partnership between the City of Philadelphia, the School District of Philadelphia, and school communities to remove barriers to learning and support the success of each student.

The long-term goal of Community Schools is to ensure that every student graduates college-, career-, and community-ready - and that communities are healthy, safe, hopeful, and supportive.

In each Community School, a Community School Coordinator supports strategic partnerships and programs that promote wellness, stability, and learning opportunities for students, families, and neighbors.

There are currently 17 City-designated Community Schools, serving nearly 10,000 students. Community Schools are supported by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax.

Areas of work

Philadelphia Community Schools focus on:

  • School climate: School events, resource fairs, and attendance supports
  • Authentic family and community engagement: Arts and culture events, adult education classes, and parent cafes
  • Integrated health and social services: Water and hydration campaigns, farmer’s markets and food backpack programs, and health resource fairs
  • Expanded learning time and opportunities: Quality out-of-school time programs, youth summer employment, and career exploration

Connect

Address
1515 Arch St.
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email ocfcommunications@phila.gov

Schools

Cohort 1 - Established 2016

Cohort 2 - Established 2017

Cohort 3 - Established 2019

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Events

  • Oct
    21
    Fresh For All Wednesdays
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
    Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church, 1854 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Fresh For All Wednesdays

    October 21, 2020
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 1 hour
    Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church, 1854 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Get your fruits and veggies! This weekly produce stand is free to all, and runs weather dependent. Find it in front of the school. Operated by Philabundance. Learn more

    Save the date on Facebook

    Call 215-227-4421 for information on possible weather dependent cancellations.
  • Oct
    28
    Fresh For All Wednesdays
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
    Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church, 1854 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Fresh For All Wednesdays

    October 28, 2020
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 1 hour
    Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church, 1854 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
    map
    Get your fruits and veggies! This weekly produce stand is free to all, and runs weather dependent. Find it in front of the school. Operated by Philabundance. Learn more

    Save the date on Facebook

    Call 215-227-4421 for information on possible weather dependent cancellations.
  • Nov
    4
    Fresh For All Wednesdays
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
    Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church, 1854 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Fresh For All Wednesdays

    November 4, 2020
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 1 hour
    Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church, 1854 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
    map
    Get your fruits and veggies! This weekly produce stand is free to all, and runs weather dependent. Find it in front of the school. Operated by Philabundance. Learn more

    Save the date on Facebook

    Call 215-227-4421 for information on possible weather dependent cancellations.

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