Posts by Center for Community Schooling

Transformation is a Collective Journey

Community schools unite interest-holders to collectively establish a vision—a guiding North Star—rooted in the vibrant culture, history, language, and identity of each school community and the aspirations they hold for their children and families. In our second post in the…
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Spring 2023 Newsletter

We are excited to re-launch our Center newsletter this quarter with news about an upcoming study tour, a partnership highlight, and updates on our portfolio of research-practice partnerships. We also invite you to join us at the National Community Schools and Family…
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Announcing Issue 3 Of Our Community Schooling Journal

As journalists across the country cover community schools as “a growing phenomenon in the educational landscape,” the spotlight is often on wraparound services as a COVID recovery strategy. Yet, in the low-income communities of color hit hardest by the pandemic,…
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UCLA Community School Principal Honored At Teacher-Powered Conference

Queena Kim, Principal of the UCLA Community School, received the 2022 Teacher-Powered Schools Extraordinary Achievement Award at the Teacher-Powered Schools Conference in Minneapolis, in November. Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA) recognized UCLA-CS as “a special place, and its work…
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Announcing Our New Journal

The global pandemic has renewed public interest in the community schools approach, a century old reform movement that centers the school in the strengths and needs of local neighborhoods. This movement is often framed as an effort to provide wrap-around services such as health and after-school programs. Community schools also represent a radical rethinking of who has knowledge, how young people learn, and how teachers teach. To support this rethinking, we are launching a new multi-media, open access journal with four features: School Cases, Teacher Scholarship, Youth Research, and Policy ABCs.

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Creating Persistent Community: The Challenge of Aligning Supports for First-Generation College-going Students

In this report, we study the experience of seven cohorts of students (n=597) from the UCLA Community School and track their pathways to and through college using four measures: (1) postsecondary plans, (2) immediate college enrollment, (3) college persistence (first to second year, and four-year pathways), (4) college completion (within six years). Overall, the school is preparing almost all graduates to enter college and college enrollment and initial persistence rates are higher than the national average.

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January 2020 Newsletter

As we head into 2020, we celebrate the power of community schools to impact the lives of young people and inspire collective action. This month, we highlight efforts to engage youth in climate education and action, advance bilingual education, reimagine and share migration stories, and explore potential career pathways. As one student reflecting on their internship experience reminds us: “It’s really life changing…everyone should have this opportunity to be a good person, to be a part of the community, and add on to society.”  

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