The following resources might be helpful to school districts and the community partners who work with them.
Frame Your Community School Story webinar The national Coalition for Community Schools is hosting a Frame Your Community School Story webinar from noon-1:30 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 22. Understanding how to frame your community school story will help your organization or school provide a strong platform for tough questions about community schools and increase awareness on the benefits of the community schools strategy.
PS Launches New Community Schools Initiative -Seeking RFQs The Chicago Board of Education announced a new initiative aimed at developing a city-wide network of community schools in Chicago. Non-profit agencies interested in providing community school programming in Chicago Public Schools should submit a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to the Chicago Board of Education to pre-qualify. A Pre-Submittal Conference will be held at 9:30 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 21, at the Garfield Park Office, 2651 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago. Completed RFQs must be received by 10 a.m. CST on Friday, March 16. Only organizations with approved RFQs will be able to apply for the SCS initiative funding when it is available. Go to RFQ Specification # 18-350012, and register with the link provided.