Learn more about successful school support strategy
All public school supporters are welcome to register for the 2016 Coalition for Community Schools National Forum hosted in Albuquerque from April 6-8, 2016.
Everyone involved in improving public education – from parents, principals and teachers to community, health care, business, nonprofit and social services leaders – are encouraged to learn more about Albuquerque’s successful school support strategy.
The conference is expected to draw an estimated 1,600 attendees, 1,200 overnight visitors and $1.2 million in direct spending. It’s one of the largest conferences in the metro area booked for 2016. Register for the forum and learn more here.
“The ABC Community School Partnership is pleased to bring this national conference to Albuquerque and share our successful strategies that connect students and families with whatever resources they need to succeed in school,” ABC Board Chair and Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins says. “We hope policymakers, educators and school administrators from across the state of New Mexico can take advantage of this exceptional community.”
The national Coalition for Community Schools chose Albuquerque because of the local partnership’s success in helping students and families overcome obstacles to learning. The ABC Community School Partnership is a coalition of local government, business and nonprofit leaders dedicated to helping students graduate ready for college, career and life.
The community schools strategy is simple – connect students and families with the resources they need to succeed in school and life.
The partnership supports community schools coordinators at select schools that help connect students and families with whatever they need to overcome barriers to learning, from job training to healthy food, healthcare or extra academic support. The partnership supports 23 schools today, a dramatic increase from four in 2012.
The ABC Community School Partnership was created in 2007 through a joint powers agreement. Major partners include Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Public Schools, United Way of Central New Mexico and the Albuquerque Business Education Compact.
To learn more about the ABC Community School Partnership, please visit the partnership’s newly-designed website.
To learn more about the Community Schools National Forum 2016, please click here.