Building More Effective Community Schools

Posted March 29, 2000
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This report helped cities and site teams navigate education-related issues as part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Making Connections initiative. It shares vital know-how, next steps, strategies and technical resources aimed at helping these groups advance a simple premise: Strong community schools = stronger families. 

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Key Takeaway

Schools have the potential to act as family strengthening organizations

Strong community schools connect households to three types of resources that are necessary to strengthen families: 1) economic opportunities; 2) social networks; and 3) assorted services and supports.