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Making the Most of Expanded Learning in Community Schools - A Resource Guide

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Mayor de Blasio’s bold vision for Community Schools, enumerated in the New York City Community Schools Strategic Plan, describes how schools can work in collaboration with families, non-profits and other community organizations to that ensure young people reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. This transformative work requires more than adding new services to the school’s offerings. Rather, it requires a fundamental rethinking of what schools are meant to do—namely, become community centers comprised of educators, families, community-based organizations (CBOs) and city agencies that share a vision of learning and success. 

This paper outlines promising practices in expanded learning, a key component in Community Schools, and includes examples from schools that work with TASC, the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, the Generation Schools Network and the National Center on Time & Learning. With the support of the Donors’ Education Collaborative, these groups represent a diverse set of stakeholders and together have decades of experience in expanded learning implementation.

In this guide, we offer recommendations to ensure that the broad network of Community Schools get the most out of their expanded learning efforts, whether supported through Attendance Improvement and Dropout Prevention (AIDP), the Renewal Schools initiative, or networks such as those led by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) or the Children's Aid Society.

 

 

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