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What is a Community School?

The idea is simple

Imagine there was a single place in your community that was a hub for education, health, social services, and community engagement. It would thrive on innovation and connection between parents, students, teachers, community members, and organizations. They would work together to eliminate barriers to success for students and their families.

Community and Schools are linked

Communities and schools are strongly linked - one seldom succeeds if the other fails. Schools need families and communities that are involved in education; communities need schools that serve as the center of neighborhood life.

Community Schools cater to individual community needs and can provide:

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Where we are now

Why should Hamilton County
have Community Schools?

• Community schools increase academic success while providing holistic solutions to problems facing families.

• Schools have plenty of space, access to internet, and proximity to the community, eliminating transportation barriers.

• School staff has unique insights about families and students, offering a sense of familiarity for people applying for public assistance. Schools are convenient locations for a “one-stop-shop” for families.

• Schools have access to families and children in need of services.

How to adopt the Community Schools
model in your neighborhood

1. Join an Action Team: We need your help to bring community schools to Hamilton County. Action teams are being built to plan and implement the community schools model in select schools. To join an Action Team contact matt@unifi-ed.org.

2Sign the Pact: Read and sign our Pact for Public Education at www.unifi-ed.org/the-pact/.

3Attend our events: We have a lot of opportunities to join the movement! Keep up to date on upcoming events at www.unifi-ed.org/schedule/.

What it takes

Community Schools in Action

We need your help!

If you are interested in joining and Community Action Team, please fill out the information below and we will be in touch with you soon.