Welcome to the new Center for Community School Strategies, recently launched from the TACSI Resource Center, now serving all Oklahoma and regional schools as a partner of the National Center for Community Schools.

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Our Mission

Through consultation, training and advocacy, we help schools, districts and stakeholders implement Community School strategies to create welcoming community hubs which engage, support and strengthen students, families and neighborhoods. Learn More >

Community Schools

A Community School is the center of the community that brings together academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leading to improved learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Learn More > 

 

 

 

 

What’s New

our Latest Newsletter

February 2017 The national education magazine Principal Leadership, which reaches 20,000+ school administrators monthly, connected with us seeking consultation for an upcoming article on building successful school-community partnerships. Our work and quotes from program manager Paige Whalen were featured in the magazine’s February 2017 issue. Read the article >

February 2017 Our Power of Families Project bilingual speech pathologist, Stacy Kaut, was recently named Clinical Director of Therapitas, Tulsa’s first bilingual Speech/OT/PT clinic exclusively serving Spanish speaking children and families. The clinic will also provide outreach and education to schools and medical practices on supporting bilingual children and understanding their development. 

January 2017 We held a successful and well-attended first Advisory Council meeting on 1/27/17 for our Power of Families Project in which we presented our baseline data and results from the past 18 months to council members. Read more on our results and impact >

January 2017 Our Power of Families Project held an open and free to the community Celebration of Three Kings event for Latino families in Tulsa. This was a chance for our promotoras to reach out to more families in the community to promote early childhood development screenings and educational activities. Learn more about our Power of Families Project and the important role of promotoras in family and community engagement >

January 2017 The new afterschool meal program implemented in Tulsa’s Union Public Schools’ Community Schools is featured in the Tulsa World On Jan. 4, 2017. Angela Jackson, Community School Coordinator at Union’s 6th/7th Grade Center, is quoted discussing how the program benefits students. Read the article >

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Why Community Schools?

Community Schools build relationships and environments that link teaching and learning with services, supports and opportunities developed through family and community partnerships that are critical to helping children fulfill their potential in school and life.

Our Work in the National Context

There are approximately 5,000 Community Schools and 100 initiatives advancing Community Schools in the U.S. To support this growing movement, we serve as an affiliate partner with the National Center for Community Schools of the Children’s Aid Society in New York City, and as leaders in the Coalition for Community Schools of the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C.