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Pivotal Community Schools Meeting

ForwARd Arkansas and the Arkansas Coalition for Community Schools (ACCS) have long partnered to support the Community School model as a success strategy for schools, students and families across the state. This approach focuses on identifying the needs of and...

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Our Statement on Community Schools

Well! There is much buzz around the idea of community schools in Central Arkansas. Some may not know much about them, so we will share a very high-level Community Schools 101 here. Then we will share about the work the Arkansas Coalition for Community Schools (ACCS)...

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Taking “Extra” out of “Extra-Curricular”

This blog post by Sarah McBroom was originally published April 3, 2019, by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF). We are grateful to WRF for allowing us to share its content, and we encourage you to click here to see the organization’s original content and learn...

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Newsletter – March 2019

Next Meeting – April 18, 2019, 11:30amThe Arkansas Coalition for Community Schools (ACCS) will have our next meeting on the third Thursday in April at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families: Union Station | 1400 West Markham, Suite 306 | Little Rock, AR 72201.We...

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The Case for Community Schools

Senate Resolution 25 was adopted March 11, 2019, by the Arkansas Senate. The resolution recognized the value of community schools in improving achievement and encouraging community and family engagement. Arkansas should adopt community schools just as neighboring...

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ACCS November 2018 Newsletter

In October 2018 we launched our new logo, website, and Facebook page. Looking to November, we'll share what's happening in Arkansas with Southern and national audiences. Check out our newsletter to learn more.The Arkansas Coalition for Community Schools and ForwARd...

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Good Things in a Small, Rural School District

Is the community school model viable in small, rural school districts? Community Resource Innovations (CRI) and the Rural Community Alliance (RCA) believe the answer is a resounding yes!  Recently, Jerri Derlikowski and Maria Jones, both of CRI, and Candace Williams,...

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Rural Community Alliance’s 15-Year Movement

Celebrating 15 years of rural advocacy, Rural Community Alliance reflects on its accomplishments and looks toward the future. Rural Community Alliance is a nonprofit organization with 2,200 members in 66 chapters across Arkansas. The following video highlights some of...

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