Full Service Community Schools
Richmond Health Equity partner West Contra Costa Unified School District
is leading the Full Service Community School (FSCS) Subcommittee that will develop a FSCS strategy for WCCUSD schools in Richmond. A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the
school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on
academics, health and social services, youth and community development
and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger
families and healthier communities. By offering access to services, recreation facilities and other resources prioritized by school, residents and other community partners, full service community schools become centers of their
communities, welcoming students, their families and local residents.
Community Schools Resources
|| With support from RHEP partners, the FSCS Subcommittee will engage
parent groups, school staff, residents, and community stakeholders in
the development of the FSCS strategy. In order to obtain feedback from
community partners and residents, a draft FSCS strategy will be
presented to the Healthy Richmond Steering Committee. Part of The California Endowment's 10-year Building Healthy Communities initiative, Healthy
Richmond supports residents, community leaders and others in Richmond
as they employ neighborhood-based strategies to address health care
access, violence prevention, youth development, the community
environment, health gaps for men and boys of color and more.
The Full Service Community School subcommittee will begin monthly meetings in August 2012.
The Coalition for Community Schools
The Coalition for Community Schools is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks.
Partnership for Children and Youth Community Schools
The Partnership for Children and Youth Community Schools is a Bay Area-based non-profit organization that finds
funding, partners and solutions to help schools better serve students,
and informs state and national public policy on education issues.
Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that
promotes better policy and practice around school attendance. Attendance Works promotes
tracking chronic absence data for each student beginning in
kindergarten, or ideally earlier, and partnering with families and
community agencies to intervene when poor attendance is a problem for
students or schools.
Center for Cities & Schools, UC Berkeley
The Center for Cities & Schools works to promote high quality education as an essential component of urban and metropolitan vitality to create equitable, healthy and sustainable cities and schools for all.
Oakland Unified School District: Community Schools, Thriving Students
Thriving Schools works in partnership with the
community to develop students who are thriving academically and socially
and are prepared to contribute to democratic society. OUSD believes that community schools
are the mechanism that will make this vision a reality. OUSD expects their children to succeed, but the school district believes that it is only by providing the conditions
necessary for high-levels of teaching and learning (academic, social and
emotional) that we can they achieve this result.