Community Schools Fundamentals 2017

New York, New York
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Study Visits begin from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us to see Children’s Aid Society community schools in action. In addition to touring the schools, participants will have opportunities for discussion with members of the Community School Team, including Community School Directors and Principals.
Please click HERE to see a description of the schools
Day One: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Networking Lunch
Add to calendar12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: West Lobby

Welcome & Conference Overview
Jane Quinn, Vice President, The Children's Aid Society, and Director, National Center for Community Schools  
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Chapel

Opening Plenary
Community Schools: A Strategy, Not a Program
Add to calendar1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Chapel

Concurrent Workshops I - Comprehensiveness
Comprehensiveness refers to a community school's responsiveness to a wide spectrum of identified needs by marshaling a broad complement of partnership resources.  Choose from among the following:
  • Educating the Whole Child
  • Creating a Positive School Climate
  • Conducting a Comprehensive Assets and Needs Assessment
  • Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: A wellness Approach
Add to calendar3:15 PM - 4:45 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Breakout Rooms

Community Schools Directors Video  
Add to calendar5:00 PM - 5:15 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Chapel

Networking Reception  
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: West Side Lobby

Day Two - Thursday , October 19, 2017
Breakfast & Study Visits Registration
Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: 475 Riverside Drive

Site Visits to Children's Aid Society Community Schools  
Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: 475 Riverside Drive Lobby

Networking Lunch  
Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: West Side Lobby

Concurrent Workshops II -  Collaboration 
Collaborative community schools leverage the structured and meaningful engagement of multiple stakeholders, including educators, parents, students, funders, community residents, service providers and policymakers.  Choose from among the following:      
  • Effective- School Community Based Organization Partnerships 
  • Family Engagement 
  • Role of the Lead Agency: Infrastructure and Supports 
  • Engaging the Community
Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Breakout Rooms

Concurrent Workshops III - Coherence
Coherence is characterized by an intentional integration and alignment of programs, services and opportunities to achieve outcomes beyond the reach of any one entity. Choose from among the following: 
  •  Integrated Learning: A Framework for Coordinating Student Supports  
  • The Role of a Community School Director 
  •  Addressing Chronic Absence in Schools  
  •  The Importance of Principle Leadership in Creating Coherence
Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Breakout Rooms

Day Three: Friday, October 20, 2017
Breakfast & Networking
Add to calendar8:00 AM - 8:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: TIC Cafe

Overview of Day Two
Janice Chu-Zhu,  Senior Director of Capacity Building, National Center for Community Schools
Add to calendar8:45 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Chapel

Plenary Keynote:
The Community Schools Movement
Add to calendar9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Chapel

Concurrent Workshops IV - Commitment
Beyond merely identifying sources of funding, the Commitment capacity comprises visioning, communications, evaluation and other sustainability planning activities that are employed from the start.  Choose from among the following:
  • Sustainability Planning Overview
  • Marketing Community Schools
  • Results Orientation: Developing a Theory of Change
  • Developing Systems of Community Schools
Add to calendar10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Breakout Rooms

Strategic Action Planning
Working in teams, participants will be led through a strategic planning process that incorporates the concepts learned during the conference and includes a self-assessment tool developed by NCCS.
Add to calendar11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Breakout Rooms


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • $425 - Early bird (Ends 9/16/2017)  Plus service fee
    $475 -Standard Registration (Starts 9/17/2017) Plus Service Fee
    $500 - Late Registration (starts 10/9/17)  ENDS 10/16/17) Plus Service Fee

    Major credit cards are accepted.
    Purchase orders accepted 

    No refunds after September 30, 2017. No exceptions.
    All refunds before September 30 exclude service fee.
    (Service fees are collected by the Active Network and not the Children's Aid Society)

    All  payments should be sent no later than October 1, 2017
    Please make check payable to: The Children's Aid Society
    475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1220, New York, NY 10115

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