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Community Schools

What Are Community Schools?

 


 

What does it mean to be a Community School?

A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health, and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.  Schools become centers of the community and are open to everyone.

Why do we need Community Schools?

We need community schools because all our children regardless of their economic, racial, or family circumstances deserve access to quality education, family support, and community engagement.

What is the difference between a Community School and a regular school?

Community Schools like Manzano Mesa Elementary School offer integrated services to the students and their families.

Services include:

  • Adult Education
  • After School Programs
  • Community Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Early Childhood Services 
  • Family Involvement
  • Family Support 
  • Mental Health Supports
  • Physical Health 
  • Youth Development