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About Community Schools
Community schools focus on improving student well-being and success by engaging and supporting parents and the community. All community school models share the same focus, but they vary in their approach to organizing resources. Learn more

The UCF Center for Community Schools is dedicated to the development and sustainability of high-quality community schools. The center serves as a comprehensive resource for schools in Florida, across the nation and around the world by offering the following services.

2019-20 Community School Grant Program

Up to 12 planning grants will be awarded to schools for the 2019-20 school year. Each grant requires a 25% match.

Round One Application deadline
July 31, 2019, by 11:59pm

Community Partnership Schools™ Model

The UCF Center for Community Schools promotes the development of community partnerships that include four core partners — a school district, a university or college, a community-based nonprofit, and a healthcare provider, as well as others. This approach is named the Community Partnership Schools™ model.

The partners work together to provide a community school with a wide variety of academic support and enrichment opportunities as well as primary medical, dental and behavioral healthcare for the students, the students’ families and the surrounding community.

The center oversees a rigorous certification process to ensure best practices at Community Partnership Schools. Currently, there are two UCF-Certified Community Partnership Schools in Florida, with many others seeking certification.

In the News
Sabal Palm Becomes a Community Partnership School

Sabal Palm Becomes a Community Partnership School

In June 2015, then-Tallahassee City Commissioner Gil Ziffer visited the first community partnership school in Florida: Evans High in Orlando\'s ...

Hale Joins Center, Brings Wealth of Experience

Hale Joins Center, Brings Wealth of Experience

Donnie Hale, Ed.D., joined the UCF Center for Community Schools Sept. 6, 2019, as assistant director of the center and ...

Big Boost for Community Partnership Schools and the Impact

Big Boost for Community Partnership Schools and the Impact

Gov. Ron DeSantis recently endorsed the Community Partnership Schools model by signing into law a bill that allocates $7.1 million ...

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