The purpose of the Rhode Island Partnership for Community Schools is to mobilize state resources in promotion of the community school model as a proven strategy for increasing student success.



Trusted resources

The National Community School Movement


Coalition for Community Schools: research, legislation, videos, webinars, and an array of resources about community schools.

For past webinars:

Resources for starting a community school:


National Center for Community Schools: an initiative of the Children’s Aid Society, supporting New York City community schools as well as national research about community schools


Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania: together with the Coalition for Community Schools, organizes the University-Assisted Community Schools Network


Communities in Schools: linking community resources to public schools



Other State Community School Initiatives


ABC Community School Partnership (Albuquerque)


Family League of Baltimore (55 schools in Baltimore City)


Chicago Public Schools Community Schools Initiative


Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation (Indiana)


The Federation for Community Schools (Illinois-includes a helpful advocacy toolkit)


Oakland Community Schools (please note their excellent 6-minute video and research published in conjunction with the Gardner Center at the Stanford Graduate School of Education)


San Francisco Beacon Initiative


SUN Service System (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods: Multnomah County, OR)



National Organizations of Interest


Learning First Alliance


National ASCD: a whole child approach to learning


Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility


School-Based Health Alliance


Whole Child Education: The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach developed by ASCD
and CDC


Local Organizations of Interest


The College Crusade of RI


Connecting for Children & Families


Dorcas International Institute of RI


Center for Southeast Asians


Learning First Alliance RI


Progreso Latino


Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance


Rhode Island ASCD


RI Department of Education


RI Department of Health (health equity zones)


RI Kids Count



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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