Community schools address a neighborhood’s unique challenges within a public school setting. Each school has a full-time coordinator who gathers input on the community’s most pressing concerns. Students, parents, teachers, and neighbors voice their ideas and shape the conversation.
A community’s needs often include:
- Expanded medical services.
- After-school programming.
- Job training.
The coordinator works with service providers and City agencies to bring these resources to the schools. In this way, community schools make programs and services more accessible to everyone.