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Literature Related to Community Schools and Funding

Literature Related to Community Schools

Phi Delta Kappan. 2018. It takes a community: community schools provide opportunities for all. (Accessed January 30, 2018)

Defines what a community school is, describes how community schools meet the needs of a local community, and delineates the guiding principles of community schools. In addition, the article presents research on the effectiveness of community schools.

The Brookings Institution. 2015. Schools as Community Hubs: Integrating Support Services to Drive Educational Outcomes. (Accessed: May 4, 2016)

​Reframes the topic of community schools as a strategy for neighborhood/community improvement and vitalization.

United Way of the Bay Area & Partnership for Children & Youth. 2013. Leveling the Playing Field: Community Schools Confront Poverty to Improve Student Success. (Accessed: May 4, 2016)

Provides a brief and concise overview of strategies associated with community schools.  Also outlines information related to education in general. The authors of this publication provided numerous informative visuals including, charts, tables, graphs, and photos. 

The University of Illinois at Chicago. 2007. Three Years into Chicago’s Community Schools Initiative (CSI) - Progress Challenges, and Emerging Issues. (Accessed: May 4, 2016)

Provides a highly visual report from Chicago’s community schools with a comprehensive district-wide scope. Includes information about how the district’s community schools operate along and how those operations have progressed. Also provides an overview of past and emerging challenges.

Literature Related to Funding Community Schools

Martin J. Blank, Reuben Jacobson, Atelia Melaville, and Sarah S. Pearson. Financing Community Schools: Leveraging Resources to Support Student Success. (Accessed: May 4, 2016)

Based on surveys and case studies, this report focuses on how community schools fund their efforts, and identifies additional funding sources.

Partnership for Children and Youth. Community Schools: Aligning Local Resources for Student Success. Partnership for Children and Youth. (Accessed: May 4, 2016)

Provides specific information related to community school financing. Sub-topics include funding streams, budget analysis, services offered, infrastructure, governance, and history.