Community Schools

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


Our Community School strategy is grounded in a focus on student leadership as an underutilized and highly effective lever to eradicate disengagement and make significant school improvements. We engage all members of the school community in the relationships and meaningful dialogue necessary to improve substantially and sustainably all students’ school experiences and outcomes. CSS uses a collaborative, data-informed and relationship-driven process to partner with schools. CSS staff who work on Community School strategy receive best-in-class, ongoing training, development, and support. Our staff is why CSS has earned its outstanding reputation within the Community School space and is lead CBO partner to over 15 Community Schools, among the largest number served by any organization.