Working Together. Realizing Potential.

Our Mission

The UCF Center for Community Schools serves as a comprehensive resource by providing technical assistance, university-assisted partnership, training and development, assessment and evaluation for the development of high-quality community schools.

Our Vision

We see a world where students realize their greatest potential.

The UCF Center for Community Schools is internationally recognized as the premier resource for community school advancement. By sharing our expertise in community school development and sustaining partnerships, we empower schools and communities to build environments for students to realize their greatest potential.

Our Areas of Focus

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2019-20 Community School Grant Program

If funding for the program is fully approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis, up to 10 planning grants of $75,000 each will be awarded to schools. Each grant requires a 25% match.

See Community School Grant Program for a tentative timeline for the application and award process.

Check back soon for the application and more details.

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