Thank you for joining us at our 10th Annual Community Schools Forum!
On November 14, 2014 we held our 10th Annual Community Schools Forum, Harnessing the Power of Partnership to Promote Equity through Community Schools. This year's event brought together nearly 300 community school practitioners - from California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin - who came to learn from each other and from experts in their fields about the ways community schools can and should be equity drivers. Through 30 workshops, a plenary panel, recognition of outstanding community school leaders and opportunities to participate in advocacy efforts, including demonstrating support for community schools on social media, we worked together to enhance and strengthen our collective community school efforts. Thank you to all of our presenters, planners, and supporters for helping to make the day so successful!
- Secretary of Education Arne Duncan welcomed and congratulated us on over 10+ years of community school efforts!
- We heard reflections from individuals who were instrumental in the community schools movement in Chicago
- Outstanding Community School Leaders, Trailblazers, and one very important Champion were recognized for their contributions to the community schools movement.
- John C. Dore Community School won our first "My Community School is Awesome" Video Contest, followed very closely by Wendell Smith Community School.
- Plenary Panel featuring a discussion on how community schools create more equitable learning opportunities for students and families. Leveling the Playing Field: Community Schools Confront Poverty to Improve Student Success examines this approach.
- And some pretty cool raffle prizes were given away. Thank you to all of our sponsors and congrats to our winners!
Workshop Presentations and Materials
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Thank you for the support of our funders and sponsors! Their support allows us to keep the costs for this event low - enabling more schools and non-profits to participate.