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Community Schools

Partnering with the School District of Philadelphia to support school communities.

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: Food distribution, clothing closets, backpack drives, and student/family connection to behavioral health services and other supports
  • 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

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Events

  • Apr
    13
    Test For All Tuesdays
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Murrell Dobbins High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

    Test For All Tuesdays

    April 13, 2021
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hours
    Murrell Dobbins High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA
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    Free COVID-19 testing for all residents is now available at Dobbins. No appointments required, walk-ups welcome
  • Apr
    14
    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

    April 14, 2021
    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.
  • Apr
    17
    Virtual Get Fit Saturdays
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    Zoom Link

    Virtual Get Fit Saturdays

    April 17, 2021
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
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    Get Fit Saturdays are back! Join your Dobbins community virtually every Saturday for Zumba, line dancing, parenting classes, and more! Email Charles Reyes at Charles.Reyes@phila.gov to get your Zoom code and get ready to have fun!

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