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Community Schools

Lara Kain



What is a community schools?

The community schools strategy transforms a school into a place where educators, local community members, families, and students work together to strengthen conditions for student learning and healthy development. As partners, they organize in- and out-of-school resources, supports, and opportunities so that young people thrive. - Community Schools Forward​

Vision Statement: Every Orange County student thrives in collaborative community schools.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to support and build the capacity of districts, schools, OCDE, and community partners to implement high quality community schools with fidelity, so that all students, families, staff, and local partners will flourish in healthy schools and communities.​​

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