WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN MY COMMUNITY SCHOOL?
In a Boston Community Hub School, the school community intentionally looks at its assets (the great things that are happening) and opportunities (the things we want to improve) to take action to make their school-community the best it can be.
- Families and the community are empowered and encouraged to be partners in what happens in the school
- The school makes you feel like it is a welcoming space filled with joy, love and community
- Students learn curriculum that honors and reflects their cultures and backgrounds
- Adults and leadership acknowledge racism and are anti-racist
- Programs at the school are integrated and aligned with the school community’s wants and needs
- We grow together with Restorative & Healing practices
- Learning reflects students’ assets and draws on their strengths
- There is a Community Hub School staff member to support the school community to transfer power to the people
– Paulo Freire
DID YOU KNOW THAT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ARE A NATIONAL EQUITY STRATEGY?
Research shows that community schools get results by implementing these four pillars:
- Integrated Student Supports that address in-and out-of-school factors through partnerships with social and health service providers
- Expanded Learning Time and Opportunities including out-of-school time programming, and additional academic support and enrichment
- Active Family and Community Engagement that integrate families/communities into the school as partners and also meets their needs
- Collaborative Leadership driven by collective trust, shared governance, and a culture of continuous improvement
– Dr. Bettina Love, We Want to Do More Than Survive (2019)
Gardner Pilot Academy
Ariana Fusco, Partnerships Manager
For more information on how you or your organization can get involved with Community Schools, please contact:
Association Director for Community Hub Schools
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