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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 ...

States Lead the Way on Community School Innovation

States Lead the Way on Community School Innovation

Policymakers and leaders at multiple levels have been paying increased attention to community schools—schools that engage families and community organizations ...

Wilkinson Food Bank Does More Than Fill Bellies

Wilkinson Food Bank Does More Than Fill Bellies

Alicha Fox once stood at the beginning of the line at the Kitchen Shelves Food Bank at Wilkinson Junior High. ...

UCF Doubling Program to Help At-risk Kids Succeed

UCF Doubling Program to Help At-risk Kids Succeed

A program that found its legs in an Orange County high school is now getting a big nod of confidence ...

Sabal Palm Elementary, Children’s Home Society Agreement to Impact Poorest 32304 Zip Code

Sabal Palm Elementary, Children’s Home Society Agreement to Impact Poorest 32304 Zip Code

The Leon County School Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding Tuesday making Sabal Palm Elementary a Community Partnership School with ...

Clay a Big Winner in Newly-signed State Budget

Clay a Big Winner in Newly-signed State Budget

DeSantis approves more than $120 million in infrastructure improvements, pay increases and agency funding ...

UCF to Help Grow Florida’s Community Partnership Schools

UCF to Help Grow Florida’s Community Partnership Schools

Born and raised in Pine Hills, one of Orlando’s most historically underserved communities, Timothy Only believes his life would have ...

Everyday Hero: She Creates After-School Activities for Students

Everyday Hero: She Creates After-School Activities for Students

In Orlando’s Parramore community, day-to-day challenges can sometimes get in the way of children’s learning. Everyday Hero Nicole Lebron works ...

Community Partnership Schools Create Opportunities for Success

Community Partnership Schools Create Opportunities for Success

Last month, staff and community leaders from various after-school providers, nonprofits, the Alachua County Public Schools and other organizations traveled ...

Weis Elementary, A Community Partnership School – Second School in Florida to Earn Certification

Weis Elementary, A Community Partnership School – Second School in Florida to Earn Certification

Weis Elementary, A Community Partnership School has become the second school in Florida – and the first elementary school – ...

Evans High School Becomes 1st UCF-Certified Community Partnership School

Evans High School Becomes 1st UCF-Certified Community Partnership School

UCF has been helping to build a new model of community school for children in grades K-12 for nearly 10 ...

UCF Center for Community Schools Named First International Hub

UCF Center for Community Schools Named First International Hub

The Center for Community Schools at the University of Central Florida was recognized in December as the first International Hub ...

UCF Helps Bring Community Partners Together to Support New School in Parramore

UCF Helps Bring Community Partners Together to Support New School in Parramore

The design for a stunning new school opening today in Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood got its start on a napkin in ...

Community School Initiative Moving Ahead in Polk

Community School Initiative Moving Ahead in Polk

Imagine schools where students can go to the clinic and get their cavities filled, can grab snacks from a food ...

Pasco Co. Banking on New Concept to Help Struggling School

Pasco Co. Banking on New Concept to Help Struggling School

A failing school in Pasco County is taking a new approach to turn things around. Gulfside Elementary is just one ...

212: The Community School Redefined

212: The Community School Redefined

With a large number of students living below the poverty line at this Title 1 school, the upcoming year will ...

Community Engagement is the Answer to Help Rescue K-12 Education in the Tampa Bay Area

Community Engagement is the Answer to Help Rescue K-12 Education in the Tampa Bay Area

When Mort Elementary opened its doors this month, one of the Tampa Bay area’s lowest-performing elementary schools became a ...

Tampa Neighborhood Commits to Help Troubled Schools

Tampa Neighborhood Commits to Help Troubled Schools

Mort Elementary School is one of Tampa’s lowest-performing elementary schools situated in one the most troubled neighborhoods in Hillsborough County. ...