Coalition for Community Schools National Forum Comes to Oakland

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April 24, 2012 - 12:30pm

As a part of a national conference this May 9 through 12, the Coalition for Community Schools is hosting a series of site visits and workshops in the Bay Area centered around the theme of scaling up community schools.

The Coalition for Community Schools 2012 National Forum will bring together a diverse group of leaders from the fields of education, youth development, health and human services, family support, neighborhood and community development, government, philanthropy and others who work at the local, state and national levels. Topics include how to mobilize local leadership, plan and organize community schools, increase capacity to advocate for community schools, gather and utilize data to help make the case, and apply best practices across the range of supports and opportunities.

During the conference, local community school leaders are planning visits to community schools in San Francisco and Oakland. We are excited to announce that seven OUSD schools will be hosting site visits, including Castlemont, Greenleaf, LIFE Academy, Madison, McClymonds, Oakland High, and Westlake on May 9 and 10.

In addition, OUSD staff will present several workshops at the Forum, and a number of community partners are also offering workshops. Workshops will address topics such as: chronic early absence, links between early childhood and community schools, family engagement, engaged learning, place-based initiatives, higher education, summer learning, community schools financing and policy, and much more!

You can still register for the conference using the local discount code (CCSF2012) for a rate of $345 per person. Discounted one-day rates are also available. For more details and to sign up, visit the forum website: