Newsletter

April 2021 Community Schools News

This month, we share stories of struggle and accomplishment. We highlight the work of teachers and administrators in elevating and celebrating the voices of Black youth and excellence. We also honor the efforts of the many individuals who aim to…
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March 2021 Community Schools News

This month, we celebrate leadership. Read about how young people across the district, in partnership with parents and educators, have made a difference through their leadership and demand for justice. Collaborative leadership is a pillar of the community schools movement…
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February 2021 Community Schools News

With the new year underway, and with the promise of hope and change, we share an uplifting blog on the anti-racism work at Mann UCLA Community School. We also share news of local community school convenings as well as some…
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November 2020 Community Schools News

UCLA Community School in Los Angeles, California. (photo by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action) This week, tens of thousands of California seniors are submitting their applications to the state’s public universities–many the first…
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October 2020 Community Schools News

This month, we celebrate partnerships, and lead with a story about the power of youth-adult partnerships in afterschool programs. We also share findings from a new research-practice partnership on the process of creating and using integrated data systems in community schools.…
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September 2020 Community Schools News

Den 1 Back to School Artwork, Ms. Gallardo’s Class The 2020-21 school year is underway and we are pleased to highlight how community schools are seizing the current moment to transform teaching and learning. We celebrate the first class of…
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August 2020 Community Schools News

This month, as our community schools prepare to start the school year online, we share a newly released series of images that capture what deeper learning looked like before schools closed in March. A new blog post highlights a summer…
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July 2020 Community Schools News

This month, we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on June 18th to uphold DACA. We are also inspired by the thousands of community school youth and teacher activists who filled the streets on June 22nd in support of defunding the…
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June 2020 Community Schools News

UCLA Community School in Los Angeles, California. (photo by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action) This month, we celebrate the Class of 2020! Graduates of the UCLA Community School are preparing for bright postsecondary…
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May 2020 Community Schools News

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we are launching this month a new blog on how community school teachers create opportunities for engaged and rigorous learning–during and beyond this COVID-19 crisis. We also share news about the Rise Up for…
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