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Ten Ways to Build School-Community Partnerships

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In this video, partners of Every Hour Counts describe ten innovative and effective ways for schools and community organizations to build strong partnerships that support high-quality expanded learning:

  • Give young people a voice—Ellie Mitchell, Baltimore's Safe & Sound Campaign
  • Plan for effective collaboration—Jim Chesire, ChicagoAllies
  • Develop a shared vision—Chris Smith, Boston After-School and Beyond
  • Establish clear roles and responsibilities for each partner—Suzette Harvey, Prime Time Palm Beach County
  • Engage in joint professional development—Rebkah Atnafou, The After-School Institute
  • Blend school and community staff in a specific way—Lucy Friedman, TASC
  • Share accountability for a specific outcome—Mary Ellen Caron, After School Matters
  • Engage the right leaders—Hillary Salmons, Providence After School Alliance
  • Get help identifying diverse funding sources—Jessica Gunderson, Partnership for Children and Youth
  • Use the Toolkit for Expanding LearningJessica Donner, Every Hour Counts

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