WE STRENGTHEN THE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PROGRAMS THAT SERVE OUR RESIDENTS
Ensuring early fully-resourced community schools for 100% of county residents. The 100% Community action team identifies challenges, researches solutions and supports organizations in strengthening schools and enhancing the learning experience by providing funding for every school to adopt the community school model. This means school acquire the funding and staff to have a full time community school director, extra students tutors and navigators to help students access vital community services. A community school has the resources to welcome and support parents with evening and weekend support programs. The model can also include a school based health clinic. The long-term goal is creating a countywide system of community schools with collaboration and coordination with all city government, county government and non-governmental organizations within the county’s borders.
The 100% Community community schools action team collects and analyzes data then identifies gaps in current school programming and support services. The 100% Community survey data, including informational interviews with residents of all communities within the county’s borders, reveal which populations and communities lack easy access to fully-resourced school with additional support programs for vulnerable students. The survey also reveals why fully-resourced schools with extra services and health care services may be difficult to access. Difficulties may include a lack of awareness of the community school model, lack of awareness of support programs, lack of transport to programs, lack of easy-to-access to services because of times of programs.
The 100% Community community schools action team focuses on identifying which schools currently need capacity-building in order to meet the need. The team identifies partnerships to improve services. This can be done through a process of continuous quality improvement (the data-driven “assess-plan-act-evaluate” process).
The 100% Community community schools action team focuses on identifying which private sector businesses can help schools become fully-resourced and adopt, if they wish, the community school model. The team works to create partnerships between businesses and school support systems and programs.
The 100% Community community schoos action team focuses on identifying how to use technology, including websites and apps, to increase awareness of parent supports, increase resources to provide services, and increase alignment of parent support services across all cities and communities within the county’s borders. The team also works to address the digital divide to increase access for all county residents to mobile devices and the Internet through community access points.
The 100% Community community schools action team focuses on reaching all county residents in order to mobilize community teams to address the need for public school supports. The team works to engage all county residents who have free time (retirees, college students, etc.) to support fully resourcing every school. The team also works to create opportunities for all county residents to share their ideas for problem solving.
The 100% Community community schools action team focuses on strengthening the capacity of all schools to increase their capacity to take on the components of a community school, including school-based health care, student supports and parent supports.The team focuses on how to fund schools to adopt the “community school” model with staff who can focus on creating school-based programs to support at-risk students (due to social adversity and adverse childhood experiences) and support parents and caregiving grandparents.
The 100% Community community schools action team focuses on identifying which individuals and programs working with local higher education can support the community schools model and overall student program development and improvement efforts. This includes identifying support for surveying, data analysis, and researching solutions, along with engaging students and staff in fully supporting all public school improvement efforts.
The 100% Community community schools action team focuses on identifying the capacity of city and county government to strengthen their current public school support efforts and expand them to meet the need. This includes a special focus on meeting the needs of the county’s most vulnerable students, parents and caregiving grandparents. Teams will recommend to local government the most up-to-date methods and software to accurately track school-based improvement program effectiveness.
The 100% Community community schools action team focuses on identifying which programs the federal and state government offer to support the development of community schools. This process includes networking, advocating and grant writing.
The 100% Community community action team focuses on the long-term goal of creating a county-city “Department of Community Schools” to focus on supporting the development of community schools (working in partnership with school leadership). This includes surveying residents on their access to fully-resourced public schools, their need for school-based student support programs and why they might be difficult to access. This proposed department could also support ongoing research in community schools and related programs across the county.
To identify gaps in county services, strengthen service organizations, and create a networked countywide system of services, timely support and empowerment. Identifying solutions that meet the needs of those county residents with and without access to the web.
With technology and the fully-resourced “community school” model, we vastly improve instruction and student achievement and health.
The 100% Community action team on schools and “community schools” is focused on resourcing all public schools so they have the staff and resources to meet the new needs of students and parents. This includes creating school-based health centers to serve the entire school community. In addition to medical, dental and behavioral health care, the community school model is one where there are extra tutors and navigators to link students and parents to local accessible surviving and thriving services. Educators can be empowered to make effective use of learning technologies to enrich the educational experience in the classroom and online.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS@100% GUIDES THE WORK IN YOUR COUNTY
Our book explores the challenges faced by today’s schools with students lacking access to vital services and enduring adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma, and the benefits of community schools that have the resources to ensure that no student is marginalized due to trauma or social adversity. Community Schools@100% details how county and city leaders can collaborate to transform current schools into community schools with behavioral health care, tutors, navigators for parents and other family-friendly supports. Community Schools@100%, built around excerpts from the groundbreaking 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving, inspires in times both calm and chaotic, through public health crises and economic disruptions.
INSIDE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO INNOVATE
- Continuous Quality Improvement Guides Us with Data
- Sharing the Vision to Achieve Collective Impact
- Community Schools@100%
- The 100% Community Survey
- Engaging with Elected Lawmakers
- 100% Community-County Program Org Chart
- 100% Community-Partnerships
- 100% Community Initiative-Logic Model
- 100% Community-Timeline
- Crisis-proof County Readiness Checklist
The 100% Community book series promotes a groundbreaking model for public-private sector partnerships to achieve measurable and meaningful results.
WE WORK IN COLLABORATION WITH ALL TEN SECTORS TO CREATE SYSTEM OF SAFETY
Each of the initiatives ten action teams coordinate their work with one another, along with representatives from state, county and city government.
How would you increase access to vital services?
We want to know your ideas no matter how big or small. We are always looking for insights and ideas no matter where they come from.
- We’re here to support every county. We look forward to connecting with you. Visit STAFF.
- To provide you with all the frameworks, insights and guidelines for setting up a local 100% Community initiative, visit 100% COMMUNITY BOOK.
- Get your copy of Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment at ANNA, AGE EIGHT BOOK.
- Our leaders are working hard to solve challenges and strengthen our systems of safety, health and security. Find your local elected leaders and stakeholder at NM LEADERS.
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