We help people build partnerships with schools in their neighborhood.
Currently there are 1,171 public schools in Maricopa County that serve 717,217 students. These schools enjoy a community of students, teachers and administrators, rich in diversity and culture. However, things are not perfect. Generally, teacher turnover is high and community involvement is low. As budgets continue to be cut and tensions in the education system rise, it is the students who suffer, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
School Connect helps build partnerships with community partners to adopt local schools. We envision, network, train and coach diverse community partners to build strong, sustainable relationships to support education through community involvement. For example, an urban middle school in Phoenix, Arizona, faith-based organizations, and the local community formed a school collaborative and within three years academic measures, "Increased by 27 points and discipline problems...decreased by 60 percent.”
LOVE OUR SCHOOLS DAY 2017
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LOVE OUR SCHOOLS DAY 2017 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
There were 18,000+ volunteers at 387 schools in 37 school districts across Maricopa County! Thank you for helping to make a difference in the community!
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Come Share About Your Organization!
School Connect brings together business, faith, nonprofit and other organizations to build sustainable partnerships to support education through community involvement. There are many organizations who serve schools in amazing ways, we want to get to know you! We would love to invite you to meet with us and share more about your organization so we can better understand your strengths and priorities and how best to connect you to school districts. We hold gatherings every 5-6 weeks! Please register here, or email email@example.com for more information.
Don't miss the Third Annual School Connect Summit!
Join over 500 Arizona leaders for a strategic conversation about the value of community partnerships and how those partnerships are transforming the landscape of Arizona schools and neighborhoods. Hear from top business, education, faith, government and community leaders, as we discuss why community engagement affects the Arizona Progress Meter and how your partnerships directly impact your schools!
Community And Family Engagement - CAFE
A CAFE, or Community And Family Engagement Night is hosted by a school district to get community partners engaged at schools in their district.
Hosting a CAFE at your school district is hard work, but the benefits greatly outweigh the effort. School Connect would love to help you organize a CAFE in your district. Go to our resources page to find a checklist and printable documents to host a CAFE for your district or contact us directly and we will be happy to assist you!
As neighborhoods change the needs of children in schools also change and grow. See what happens when the community gets together to build a soccer field at a local school. Community television station Know99 in Phoenix, AZ reports on the difference that building a collaborative can make through School Connect. Find out the rest of the story...
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Wieters, Lori. 2016. Collective Impacts' The Building of a Soccer Field. Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ