The UCLA Center for Community Schooling participates in 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 70 schools into community schools. The UCLA Community Schools serve as sites of learning for the district. Additionally, Teacher Research Fellows from LAUSD community schools convene regularly as the UCLA Consortium of Community Schools.
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, convenings and other collaborative activities. For example, the UCLA Center for Community Schooling contributed to Universities and Communities Schools, a publication of the Netter Center.
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 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 Accelerating Learning and Leadership in South Carolina (ALL4SC) at the University of South Carolina; Education Evolving; the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities at Stanford University; Learning Policy Institute; National Education Policy Center; and the Partnership for the Future of Learning among others.