The Center for Community School Strategies envisions a world in which all children learn and succeed through support from their families and communities. We envision a time when community schools serve as centers of community life, offering comprehensive programs, services and opportunities to students, families and the neighboring community. Sustained by family, schools, and community partnerships, community schools provide nurturing environments and enriching opportunities which promote successful learning.
With the necessary supports and infrastructure in place, every student will graduate from high school with a complete education, equipped with the academic, physical, social and emotional skills needed to achieve success and continued active involvement in the community.
We are guided by a philosophy and strategic approach to supporting today’s children and families which employs an innovative, yet common-sense approach for improving the success of students, families and schools. Following are the guiding principles and core values that drive our work every day: