Statewide Impact

Research Highlights & COZ Network Services Statewide Impact 2015


School readiness predicts later school achievement. See: Healthy Families America

  • Quality childcare and early childhood programs, serving: 2,528

Support services and expanded learning opportunities with a health focus create healthy kids, which enhances a child’s ability to learn and grow into their full potential. See: Community, Family Health & Equity

  • Health-related programs and initiatives, serving: 14,662 total
  • Health-focused after-school & summer programs 8,366
  • Trainings, nutrition education, eligibility support and health and mental health referrals 4,026
  • Health fairs 2,270

After-school programs have a strong positive effect on children’s academic, social and emotional lives. See: RIASPA

  • After-school enrichment and summer learning programs, serving: 10,275

Research suggests that family stability has a significant impact on a child’s academic success. See: Full Service Community Schools

  • Adult education services, parent workshops, workforce training programs, financial literacy services and basic needs support, serving: 3,474

Resource Development

COZs demonstrate a systematic, coordinated approach to sustaining and expanding the community school model statewide. Funding from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and the state of Rhode Island supports each community school’s infrastructure and provides the stability for each site to leverage additional funds for direct programs and services. COZs leverage an average of ten times these core funds. COZs also receive support from: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program; U.S. Department of Health; RI Department of Health; and private, corporate and community foundations. For a .pdf of this document, please download here.