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Community Schools

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

About

Community Schools are a partnership among 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- and career-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 20 City-designated Community Schools, serving nearly 13,000 students. Community Schools are supported by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax.

Connect

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

Areas of work

Philadelphia Community Schools focus on:

  • School climate: Attendance supports, school events, and resource fairs
  • Authentic family and community engagement: Facilitation of family forum events, arts and culture events, adult education classes, and parent cafes
  • Integrated health and social services: Connection to behavioral and social services, emergency funds, food access, and resource distributions
  • Expanded learning time and opportunities: Quality out-of-school time programs, youth summer employment, and career exploration

Each Community School receives certain Office of Children and Families (OCF)-funded core partner investments that the coordinator helps to support. These include:

  • Attendance case management
  • General case management
  • Year-round out-of-school time programs (including summer WorkReady at high schools)

Schools

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Events

  • Apr
    17
    Fresh For All Wednesdays
    11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    Dobbins Technical High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

    Fresh For All Wednesdays

    April 17, 2024
    11:30 am to 1:30 pm, 2 hours
    Dobbins Technical High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, 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
    Gompers Free Food Distribution
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Samuel Gompers School, 5701 Wynnefield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

    Gompers Free Food Distribution

    April 17, 2024
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hours
    Samuel Gompers School, 5701 Wynnefield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA
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  • Apr
    24
    Fresh For All Wednesdays
    11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    Dobbins Technical High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

    Fresh For All Wednesdays

    April 24, 2024
    11:30 am to 1:30 pm, 2 hours
    Dobbins Technical High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, 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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