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Roberts Academy Gears Up for National Conference!

On the heels of the Cincinnati Public School Fall Showcase, the checklist continues as we prepare for the most exciting upcoming event next April, the National Community Schools Conference coming to Cincinnati. This opportunity brings a myopic focus for my work as the resource coordinator at Roberts Academy, but also invites a deeper concentration of engagement for our partnerships in the school as well as community and business partners, families, students, and staff. The attention to…


Added by Tracy Power on November 26, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Bright Spots

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…


Added by Damion J. Morgan on September 27, 2013 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

Magic Numbers: Community Schools and the New Federal Promise Neighborhoods Funding

It’s hard to be new. Four years ago, new to California and a new Community School Coordinator, I found myself in a fiercely proud community that wondered who I was and what I thought I was doing at their high school. I didn’t look like many of them, I didn’t sound like them, and even when I played by the rules, I felt like everyone was waiting for me to screw up instead of lending a helping hand. They thought I was just going to be another flavor of the month in education reform. I get it.…


Added by Jennie Carey on August 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The Shared Leadership Question

I was privileged to be able to spend my evening with representatives from the Children's Aid Society today.  And while the discussion had several focal points, there was some extended conversation about what shared leadership means.  

So I ask, what does does shared leadership mean to you?  How does it show up in your practice daily?

Added by Jaymie Lollie on April 17, 2013 at 11:13pm — 2 Comments

I am excited about this network!

Hello Coordinators!

We are so excited to have this site up and running!

To start, I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Annie Bogenschutz and I am one of the Co-chairs for this network.  After nearly a decade of involvement with Cincinnati Public Schools' Community Learning Centers, I am the…


Added by Annie Bogenschutz on March 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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