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Community Schools: Successful Student Outcomes

School districts throughout the Greater Rochester region are partnering with local organizations to establish “Community Schools.” Community schools are public schools that partner with local organizations to provide students and their families with support services to address out-of-school barriers, poverty, physical and mental health, food insecurity, or clothing. Community schools are more than a place – they bring parents, community partners, and schools together, organizing schools around the student and their success. (Disclosure: ESL is a funder of several local community school initiatives)

The Rochester City School District, Greece Central School District, and Wayne County Community Schools are seeing measurable results in attendance, reading scores, and graduation rates that highlight the power of these community partnerships.

We invite you to watch below to learn more about the success of Community Schools in our area and their impact on students, families, and the community itself.

Click below to watch the first video in this three-part video series.