Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Achieving Results through Community School Partnerships
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Achieving Results through Community School Partnerships

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, January 18 education experts and union leaders will join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on strategies for building and maintaining strong community school partnerships.

In a time of declining fiscal resources and greater demand for public services, districts with fewer resources to spread around are focusing on partnerships that leverage the strengths of multiple organizations to improve student outcomes. Such partnerships form the basis for community schools, which provide an integrated approach to academics, youth development, family support, health and social services, and community development. As important as partnerships may be, however, they are not always easy to build and sustain over time.

At the event Martin Blank, president of the Institute for Educational Leadership, will release a new paper that examines the coalition-building approaches undertaken by seven different community school initiatives around the country.


  • Martin Blank, President, Institute for Educational Leadership and Director, Coalition for Community Schools
  • Tony Majors, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
  • Julie Sellers, President, Cincinnati Federation of Teachers
  • Tony Smith, Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District
  • Cynthia Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress

January 18, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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For more information, contact Katie Peters at 202.741.6285 or [email protected]