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Building School-Community Partnerships

Community Involvement is a Powerful Tool

Building School-Community Partnerships:

Collaboration for Student Success


Mavis G. Sanders, Ph.D.


Generating Community Partnerships and Resources

At this time of high stakes testing and shrinking educational budgets, schools and students benefit by building strong learning environments with community partners. Community involvement is a powerful tool for generating resources that will improve the school curriculum, strengthen families, and increase students’ learning experiences in school and in the community.

Building School-Community Partnerships: Collaboration for Student Success emphasizes the importance of community involvement for effective schools, student support and well-being, and community health and development. This sharp, insightful book serves as an excellent resource for educators seeking to establish school-community partnerships to achieve goals for their schools and the students, families, and communities they serve. Schools can collaborate with a wide variety of community partners to obtain resources that will help achieve important goals for students’ learning.

Some community partners include:
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Universities and other institutions of higher learning
  • National and local volunteer organizations
  • Social service agencies and health partners
  • Faith-based organizations and institutions
  • Many other agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals
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Corwin Press
Paperback, 144 pages

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