About Community Schools

What are Community Schools?
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Community Schools are schools that provide services and supports that fit the needs of each individual school community. The work is founded on sharing leadership and decision making with students, families, staff and community partners. The Community schools strategy leverages the existing of out-of-school time, family partnership, and integrated academic and behavioral health strategies to organizing community resources around student success.

SFUSD Community Schools are funded by the California Department of Education - California Community School Partnership Program, Department of Children Youth and Their Families (DCYF) - Beacon Community Strategy, and the Student Success Fund administered by DCYF. 


Four Proven Practices

How do Community School operate?

Shared Leadership, Vision, Values, & Goals

Supporting “whole child” development

Strategic Data Collection & Analysis

Data informed Hopes and Needs assessments, resource mapping, & planning

Intentional Coordination, Alignment, & Continuous Improvement

Programs & partnerships that match identified hopes and needs

Key Community School Staffing

Increasing capacity with clear roles & responsibilities

This page was last updated on July 13, 2023