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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.

 

What we do

Philadelphia Community Schools focus on the following core components of work:

School Climate

Examples: School events, resource fairs, and attendance supports

Authentic Family & Community Engagement

Examples: Arts and culture events, adult education classes, and parent cafés

Integrated Health & Social Services

Examples: Water and hydration campaigns, farmer’s markets and food backpack programs, and health resource fairs

Expanded Learning Time & Opportunities

Examples: Quality out-of-school time programs, youth summer employment, and career exploration

Connect

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

Schools

Cohort 1 - 2016

Cohort 2 - 2017

Cohort 3 - 2019

Get Involved

Benefits

Community schools act as neighborhood centers. Through local partnerships, they address resource gaps and cater to their community’s specific needs.

Their programs also have a proven effect on their students’ success:

  • In one of the most high-poverty areas of Los Angeles, there’s a community school where 99 percent of high school graduates go to college.
  • In Cincinnati, students who received support services saw higher gains in reading and math scores than those who didn’t. Services included tutoring, college access, and after-school enrichment.
  • In Austin, a pair of struggling schools went from the brink of closure to becoming two of the city’s highest-performing schools.

Events

  • Aug
    8
    Produce Stand at Logan Elementary
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Logan School, 1700 Lindley Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA

    Produce Stand at Logan Elementary

    August 8, 2020
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Logan School, 1700 Lindley Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
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    Pick up free, fresh produce and non-perishables outside of Logan Elementary.
  • Aug
    12
    Fresh For All Wednesdays
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
    Resurgence Church, 1738 W Atlantic St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA

    Fresh For All Wednesdays

    August 12, 2020
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 1 hour
    Resurgence Church, 1738 W Atlantic St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, 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.
  • Aug
    15
    Back Pack and Resource Distribution at Logan Elmeentary
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Logan School, 1700 Lindley Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA

    Back Pack and Resource Distribution at Logan Elmeentary

    August 15, 2020
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4 hours
    Logan School, 1700 Lindley Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
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    Stop by Logan for new school supplies, produce, hygiene products, and resources for new parents and caregivers!

    Masks required!


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