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Community Schools
in Action

Every community school looks slightly different, because it is developed through mutually beneficial partnerships with students, families, community agencies, businesses, and residents that are unique to that community.

Check out these
community school profiles to learn more about the powerful community school work of one district and two schools in Illinois.

You can also view these videos to really see community schools in action!

Community Schools Map

There are nearly 200 community schools in urban, surburban, and rural communities all over Illinois. Click on the interactive map to learn more about community schools in your area.  

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Join the Federation
To join the Federation for Community Schools and become part of this educational movement, all you need to do is complete the membership form
. Once you complete and submit it online, you will become a member of the Federation and receive all the benefits associated with membership. By working together, the Federation will provide the following opportunities:

  1. Ability to share the impact that the community school model has had on your school and community with policy makers and media;
  2. Access to tools and experienced professionals that will help support your community school; and
  3. Access to research and a repository of best practices for community schools.

Participate in our Learning Community
Each month we host a training, workshop, or networking event for professionals working in community schools.  Whether it's a Resource Coordinator Luncheon - designed to provide resource coordinators with a safe space to network, explore challanges, and engage in group think around an issues - or one of our quarterly Stakeholder Symposia - which look at using the community school strategy to address a complex challenge - we're bound to offer something for you.  To wrap up each year, we host an annual Illinois Community Schools Forum each fall.  Click here to learn about last year's event and what you can expect this year. 

Visit our
calendar for a list of upcoming events or contact us with any questions you might have about upcoming opportunities for you to engage with our network.  

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