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University Partnerships

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ana R Lugo-Schmitz Dec 14, 2016. 1 Reply

A year ago I established a partnership with a local university's school of education. Initially we had a group of 13 graduate students who would work with a cohort of 4th and 5th grade students in…Continue

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Community Invovlement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennie Carey Jul 8, 2016. 2 Replies

How do you engage elected officials, school board members, businesses and community organizers into your work?

 

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Ana R Lugo-Schmitz replied to Damion J. Morgan's discussion University Partnerships
"This is an amazing idea. Who did you approach at the universities to recruit the graduate students? I would love to bring that specialized resource to my elementary school. I will appreciate any information  "
Dec 14, 2016
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University Partnerships

A year ago I established a partnership with a local university's school of education. Initially we had a group of 13 graduate students who would work with a cohort of 4th and 5th grade students in our after school program focusing on literacy. This year we expanded the partnership to include a school day component for undergraduate education majors. They work in concert with content teachers and the special education department conducting assessments and short lessons with selected students.…See More
Nov 21, 2016
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University Partnerships

A year ago I established a partnership with a local university's school of education. Initially we had a group of 13 graduate students who would work with a cohort of 4th and 5th grade students in our after school program focusing on literacy. This year we expanded the partnership to include a school day component for undergraduate education majors. They work in concert with content teachers and the special education department conducting assessments and short lessons with selected students.…See More
Nov 16, 2016
Damion J. Morgan replied to Jamie Racine's discussion Pharmacy in Schools?
"Our school has a full clinic which helps to address this issue. We have also explored the possibility of establishing a rideshare program that could be used in part to support parents with this problem. But so far it hasn't come up as being a…"
Nov 16, 2016
Damion J. Morgan replied to Alexandra Cowal's discussion Parenting Education Programs
"Hi Alexandra, No we don't use that particular curriculum but we do use Parents As Teachers and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).  "
Nov 16, 2016
Damion J. Morgan commented on Jennifer Masutani's blog post Coordinator Spotlight - Erin Velez
"Great spotlight Erin."
Nov 16, 2016
Damion J. Morgan liked Jennifer Masutani's blog post Coordinator Spotlight - Erin Velez
Nov 16, 2016
Ms. Brown liked Damion J. Morgan's discussion Community Invovlement
Aug 18, 2016
Damion J. Morgan replied to Jennie Carey's discussion #BlackLivesMatter
"So much to say, thanks for starting this discussion Jennie. In Hartford there's have been multiple grassroots movements. We have an established branch of the president's My Brothers Keeper initiative that has scheduled some community…"
Jul 8, 2016
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Jul 8, 2016
Jennie Carey replied to Damion J. Morgan's discussion Community Invovlement
"I've been most effective with elected officials, school board members, and community organizers. I find out what they're interested in and integrate that into my monthly "collaborative" meeting, giving them time to speak, making…"
Jul 8, 2016
Jamie Racine replied to Damion J. Morgan's discussion Community Invovlement
"The best place to start is looking at it from their perspective - what will they gain by being involved in the school? For elected officials, especially the ones that represent the district the school is in, they will want to closely associate their…"
May 9, 2016
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Community Invovlement

How do you engage elected officials, school board members, businesses and community organizers into your work?
Apr 6, 2016
Damion J. Morgan replied to Liz Capparelli Thacker's discussion Engagement
"Family engagement should be intentional. It's not just having parents come in for a spaghetti dinner. Effective family engagement should be centered around student and family learning. Additionally by including school staff in the planning…"
Apr 6, 2016
Damion J. Morgan replied to Liz Capparelli Thacker's discussion Sustainability
"Getting all CS cheerleaders and supporters organized so they can preach the value of the work can definitely help with sustainability. The more people are talking about the work the more excitement can be generated."
Apr 6, 2016
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Name of Community School
Dwight-Bellizzi Asian Studies Academy
Name of Community School Initiative (if applicable)
Hartford Community Schools Initiative
Position (or Title) at Community School
Community School Director
Description of Position
Manage all community school services including support services (dental and mental health services for students), after school programming, parental engagement, address gaps in academic and behavior systems and manage all community/corporate partnerships.
Number of Years in Position
3
Why are you interested in joining this network?
To engage in best practices dialogue in an effort to continue developing and enhancing the community school model.

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What Drives Your Work?

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:35am 0 Comments

Good morning Coordinators Network.

I am  working with our initiative around streamlining the way we operate. The  model we use in Hartford is based on the Children's Aid Society in NYC  where each lead agency director/coordinator…

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Bright Spots

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 8:53pm 1 Comment

The work we do across the country is full of more than its share of challenges. Often we spend more time operating from a deficit perspective as opposed to an asset perspective. Yet we all have a series of what I like to call "bright spots" which are the things we do exceptionally well that aid in achieving our organizational, school/site and initiative goals. The wonderful thing about bright spots is if they are constructed well they can be replicated. So what are your bright spots? What…

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 5:03pm on March 13, 2013, Damion J. Morgan said…

Thank you Shama. I am looking forward to engaging with fellow CS staff on this site.

At 4:32pm on March 28, 2013, Teresa Wendell said…

Congratulations !!!!! Keep up the important work that you do...

Teresa from Dayton, Ohio

At 3:28pm on April 25, 2013, Damion J. Morgan said…

Thank you very much Teresa

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