The most requested resources continue to be food, housing, clothing, mental and behavioral health services, and before- and after-school care. Needs identified by students and families take the utmost priority.
School-based immunization and vaccination clinics held twice a year would prevent disease and improve community health, leading to fewer days absent for students, staff, and the greater workforce. We also want to work toward building awareness and understanding of social-emotional learning for children and adults to promote mental and behavioral wellness.
We are engaged with Digital Promise to continue our work on integrated data systems—health, education, housing, transportation, workforce, pathways—so that those who work with a student may have the opportunity to understand the whole child, make stronger recommendations, and provide targeted support for better outcomes.
We intend to collaborate with our partners to create an integrated system for aligned, on-site early care and learning along the Pre-K-3 developmental continuum.
Through partnerships, we envision connecting the community schools initiative with career and technical education pathways to offer youth real-world experiences in the field of education through college internships and placements in schools and non-profits (direct support, in-school expertise/experience, upstream policy inquiry, and storytelling).