School Based Community Partnerships
Community partners, agencies, and businesses, work collaboratively with schools to develop and support a plan of activities and/or resources to meet student, family, educator, campus or district needs.
Community Learning Centers (CLC)
This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
CLC agencies include the following:
Full Service Community Schools (FSCS)
The Full Service Community Schools project is made possible by a five-year grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. YMCA of Greater Seattle is the lead agency for Cleveland High School and Communities in Schools of Seattle is the lead agency for Rainier Beach High School.
The purpose of the project is to increase the number of students who meet achievement standards and challenging academic content. Through a collaborative school/community partnership the project strives to improve the ability of the schools and community partners to coordinate, communicate, and collaborate in:
- Reducing academic and non-academic barriers to learning
- Increase family involvement with their student’s education
- Increase students’ access to academic, enrichment and support services
- Increase the percentage of students demonstrating healthy well-being and positive youth development.
The Intensive Schools Community Partnership project is a two year grant-funded pilot that brings together schools and partners from the community to focus on improving academic achievement. This project will focus on developing sustainable and strategic practices that strengthen collaboration between community stake holders and school-based teams. Emerson Elementary, West Seattle Elementary , and Denny International Middle School are the three project sites. For more information please email Project Coordinator Nathan Sander