The UCLA Center for Community Schooling forms part of a number of local, statewide and national networks that are dedicated to supporting and strengthening the community schools movement.


We partner with the LAUSD in support of their Community School Initiative–an effort to transform 30 schools into community schools. The UCLA Community Schools are sites of learning for the district and teacher research fellows from the two schools and three other LAUSD community schools convene regularly as the UCLA Consortium of Community Schools.

UACS Network

The University-assisted Community Schools Network is convened by the national Coalition for Community Schools and the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships. The UCLA Center for Community Schooling serves as a regional center for the network and brings together partners through tours and convenings. (website photo/link – link to the Netter Journal affiliated with the Coalition of Community Schools)

UC Network

An initiative to establish research-based model schools on or near UC campuses to advance high-quality public education for students underrepresented at the University of California. The UC Network of College-Going Schools includes UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Diego.

In support of the community school movement, we partner with community school allies across the country. We share and contribute to the research efforts of the Learning Policy Institute, National Education Policy Center, the Partnership for the Future of Learning, and Education Evolving among others.