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Community Collaborations/Partnerships
This section includes a collection of resources and organizations that foster community collaborations and partnerships including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the National 4-H Council, and the National YMCA and YWCA. These resources and organizations promote community involvement in out-of-school time education and care. 

 

10 Ways to Build School-Community Partnerships
In this video, partners of the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS) describe ten innovative and effective ways for schools and community organizations to build strong partnerships that support high-quality expanded learning.
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Afterschool Programs: Keeping Kids and Communities Safe
In this article, the authors describe the problem of juvenile crime and discuss how participation in after school programs can benefit youth and can lead to a decrease in violence and increase child safety.
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Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs offer a place for youth to go after school or on weekends. Clubs reach out to kids you cannot afford, or may lack access to other community programs. The club provides services to promote and enhance the development of youth in a safe and fun environment.
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Boys Town
Boys Town offers a continuum of Child and Family Services including Intensive Residential Treatment Services, Group Home Services, Intervention & Assessment Services, Child and Family Support services, in addition to many other services.
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Coalition for Community Schools
The Coalition for Community Schools is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks. They seek to mobilize the resources and capacity of multiple sectors and institutions to create a united movement for community schools.
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Community Partnerships, Inc
This website dedicated to creating opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities or social and economic disadvantages to pursue their dreams.
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Council of Chief State School Officers
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education. CSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. Site provides access to a number of different newsletters including “Language, Culture, and Equity,” “Reading and Writing Improvement,” and “Innovation Quarterly.”
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edutopia
Explore examples and strategies for fostering successful business and community partnerships.
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The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project
The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project connects you with research, resources and best practices for building affordable and sustainable approaches to expanding learning in your community.
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ExpandED Schools by TASC
Every ExpandED School has a community partner, such as a Y or Boys and Girls Club. Having partners like these builds up students and allows them to continue learning with real world experiences.

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Family-School-Community Partnerships
This PDF provides a model for creating student centered environments in schools and ways for schools to collaborate with its community to enhance student learning.
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Find Youth Info
A U.S. government website the helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets.
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Harvard Family Research Project

Research on three different schools and how they are able to build community partnerships is provided here, as well as ways for other schools to implement the same practices.

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Junior Achievement
The Junior Achievement program promotes business education for youth. Students who participate in Junior Achieve programs demonstrate a significant understanding of business and economic concepts.
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LISC: Local Initiatives Support Collaboration
The Local Initiatives Support Collaboration (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity- good places to work, do business, and raise children.
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National 4-H Council
Youth participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities that focus on Science, Engineering, & Technology, Healthy Living, and Citizenship.
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National PTA

A comprehensive and practical guide to community and family involvement in schools.

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National YMCA
The YMCA serves thousands of communities, uniting children and adults of all ages and backgrounds. Information on the YMCA for the United States, and links to the YMCAs that serve the communities through the United States.
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National YWCA
The YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. YWCA provides safe places for women and girls in time of crisis, job training, counseling, childcare, health and fitness, and well as other reasons.
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NYSAN: School-Community Partnerships
The Guidebook on Designing an Expanded Learning Time Program includes resources and examples to assist schools in developing community partnerships to enrich the program experience for students.
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Partnership for Afterschool Education
Child-focused organization that promotes and supports quality afterschool programs, particularly those serving young people from underserved communities.
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Partnership for Children and Youth
PCY is creating and advocating policy changes to enable and incentivize Community School partnerships on the ground. 

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Strengthening Partnerships

A community school assessment and checklist to create partnerships.

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" target="_blank">Ten Ways to Build School-Community Partnerships
In this video, partners of the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS) describe ten innovative and effective ways for schools and community organizations to build strong partnerships that support high-quality expanded learning.
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You For Youth
This is an online community for afterschool professionals. The site will help you connect and share resources with your colleagues, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your program practices.
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Youth & Participatory Politics
YPP explores the intersection of youth, new media, and political life. Through research and targeted action projects, YPP is working to understand participatory politics, and support the development and implementation of best practices around youth engagement in participatory politics.
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