Community Partnership Schools Advisory Committee
The Community Partnership Schools Advisory Committee consists of community partners involved in planning and implementing Community Partnership School initiatives through the UCF Center for Community Schools.
The committee’s goal is to include one member from each school site, as well as representatives from school districts, universities, healthcare providers and community-based nonprofit organizations. The committee also may recruit up to three at-large members with an interest in education, child and family services, or healthcare, as well as one member experienced in working with Florida foundations.
Meetings are scheduled once per quarter and may be in person or by teleconference. An agenda and any materials to be reviewed are sent to all participants at least one week prior to each meeting.
The Grants Committee reviews applications from school districts and/or their community partners for planning and implementation grants. The Grants Committee decides which grant request(s) will be approved and reviews each proposal based on how it conforms to grant guidelines developed by the UCF Center for Community Schools. Factors include demonstrating that the core partners are committed, community partners are supportive, match requirements are met and the project is aligned to community school best practices.
The Grants Committee consists of experts from the field of community schools, evaluation and education, and of members with backgrounds in grant review and evaluation.
Meetings are scheduled as needed to review grant requests both for new planning grants and funding for implementation and ongoing operations for existing community school sites certified by the Center for Community Schools. An agenda and copies of all grants to be reviewed are sent to all participants at least two weeks prior to meetings.