Community Schools

Focusing on student leadership and a strategic integration of wraparound services to effect overall school improvement and student success


CSS uses a collaborative, data-informed, and relationship-driven approach, grounded with a focus on student leadership, to partner with schools to improve student and school outcomes. CSS helps Community Schools provide student leadership opportunities, strong family partnerships, engaging academic instruction, social services for families and community members, and professional learning opportunities for teachers. Through carefully cultivated partnerships with school leadership, students, families, teachers, and community members, CSS Community Schools develop customized Community School plans that focus on student attendance, health and wellness, social-emotional development, academics, youth development, and more. CSS serves as a lead community-based organization for over 20 Community Schools.