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Community Schools

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS REPRESENT A STRATEGY, NOT A PROGRAM.

United Way Community Schools advance student success by meeting students' and families’ basic needs and building trusting relationships. Over the past year, Community Schools reported:

  • Improved academic growth.
  • More students and families’ basic needs meet
  • Increased student and family engagement
  • Improved attendance and behavior
  • Improved school culture
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KEY FEATURES

Community Schools rely on many partners, including school districts, social service organizations, businesses, the public sector, universities and more. Below are the key features that must exist for a successful Community School to be established.

  • Backbone Organization
  • CORPORATE PARTNER
  • PARTNER COALITION
  • COMMUNITY SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM
  • COMMUNITY SCHOOL DIRECTOR
  • DATA-DRIVEN ACCOUNTABILITY

UNITED WAY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

There are 16 United Way community schools serving 8,000+ kids in four Erie County School Districts: Erie’s Public Schools, Girard School District, Iroquois School District and Union City School District.