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RIPCS Hires New Director

Mar 23, 2016 | Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Rhode Island Partnership for Community Schools (RIPCS), a statewide alliance that promotes and advocates for community schools as a strategy for student success, is pleased to announce the hiring of its new director, Carolyn Birbiglia, of...

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Press Release: Supporting Military Children in Our Schools

Oct 27, 2015 | News, Press Release


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Press Release: Multicultural Family Support and Family Engagement

Mar 7, 2015 | Press Release

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Community Schools: A Worthwhile Investment

Feb 27, 2014 | News, Press Release


"Research has made it clear that instructional improvements can be successful only when they are combined with family and community engagement and genuine efforts to improve the school's climate for learning—in other words, when resources are organized for student...

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It’s Community Schools Education Week Across Rhode Island: Pawtucket
COZ Exemplifies the Model

Jun 3, 2013 | Press Release


At a time of tight budgets and increased accountability, Community Schools deliver increased student achievement, civic engagement and healthier families. Schools work smarter when they partner with families and communities to focus on student success. “The beauty of...

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Community Schools of Rhode Island
COZ Network


Bristol Warren Family Resource Center

50 Asylum Road, Warren, RI  02885

401-245-1460 x 8077 •


Central Falls

Administration Building

949 Dexter Street, Central Falls, RI  02863

401-721-2885  •



Cranston Family Center/COZ

50 Gladstone Street, Cranston, RI  02920

401-270-8211 •



Serving: Aquidneck/Forest/Gaudet Schools
(Office at Gaudet)

1113 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842

401-261-6773 •



Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone

35 Dexter Street, Newport, RI  02840

401-842-1925 ext.1 •


North Kingstown

Office of Family Learning/NKSD

50 East Court

North Kingstown, RI  02852

401-541-6353 •



Pawtucket School Department

286 Main Street

401-729-6293 •



Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

220 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI  02907

401-784-8764 •



Westerly Public Schools

93 Tower Street, Westerly, RI  02891

401-348-2790 •



Connecting for Children & Families

46 Hope Street

Woonsocket, RI  02895

401-766-3384 •


Community schools also focus on family and community education and engagement as a means to support student learning.

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