The Center for Schools and Communities is a dedicated group of professionals providing comprehensive services designed to build your organization’s capacity. We work closely with local education agencies, community-based organizations and state and local departments to strengthen systems. We help our clients increase their knowledge, awareness and skills by providing high quality professional learning opportunities, research and evaluation design, and customized consultation. Our knowledgeable staff has a diverse array of expertise and skills in school safety, youth violence prevention, out-of-school time, family-community-school partnerships and positive youth development. We will work with you to review, develop and implement plans to meet your needs and identify effective strategies designed to transform lives.
Center for Schools and Communities strives to create and promote a safe space in which individuals are entitled to participate in all conference sessions and activities free of discrimination. Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to our vision of providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment to all participants. We embrace the value of every person, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, or differing abilities.
Our Core Functions
The Center develops and offers a wide range of researched-based online and face-to-face professional learning opportunities, including workshops, multi-session courses, multi-day conferences and certifications.
The Center provides in-depth support for the successful implementation and operation of school and community-based programs. This support includes subject matter technical assistance, tools and resources.
Custom Products and Services
The Center delivers a wide range of customized products and services to schools, community-based organizations, state departments and institutions of higher education. These products and services are designed to meet client needs and strengthen systems that support positive outcomes for children, youth, families and communities
The Center serves as an intermediary organization, convening, facilitating and coordinating subject-driven meetings, educational advocacy events and professional learning conferences, and symposiums and forums. These opportunities strive to raise awareness, increase knowledge, build skills and facilitate change.