Community Based Organizations (CBOs) are a vital part of our school communities that provide additional services and resources to Seattle Public School students
This page is designed to give community organizations and staff the tools they need to plan and partner with teachers, business and administration. Examples of partnerships include:
Academic Enrichment through Field Trips, assemblies, guest speaker and teaching artists
- Tutoring, mentoring, enrichment and volunteer programs provided through Before and After school programs
College Prep and Career Exploration
Tools and Resources for Community Partnerships
To create tools that foster impactful student learning and support effective collaborations between community organizations and schools in Seattle, Washington.Project History
Around the country, projects that support arts learning are collecting, developing and employing tools to support all phases of school/community organization collaborations to impact and improve student learning. With support from the Wallace Foundation, Seattle. Washington has joined the ranks under the auspices of the Seattle K-12 Arts Learning Collaborative.
Seattle Public Schools contracted the Seattle Art Museum to conduct research of best practices and convene a Working Group composed of local stakeholders to draft relative tools and lay out a plan for Seattle. The developed tools are inspired by and based on national research and data culled from surveys and focused groups with stakeholders.
These tools are designed to be either printed and filled in, or filled out on the web and then printed for distribution.
- Needs Assessment Toolkit—Where Do We Start? (PDF)
- Planning Toolkit—Where Are We Going? (PDF)
- Instruction Toolkit—What Will We Do Together? (PDF)
- Assessment and Program Evaluation Toolkit—What Impact Are We Having? (PDF)