Next Meeting – April 18, 2019, 11:30am

The 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 are hoping the legislative session is over by then. If it’s not, we will email the group for members’ availability. I know we are all hoping it’s over by that time.

Senate Resolution 25 Adopted

Senators Joyce Elliott and Jim Hendren co-sponsored a Senate resolution in support of community schools. Thurman Green was there March 11th to help celebrate its adoption.

U.S. Dept. Education: Full-Service Community School Grant

This program provides support for the planning, implementation, and operation of full-service community schools that improve the coordination, integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families.

Community Schools Close-up: Nashville TN

Nashville TN incorporated Community Achieves in its Ford Next Generation of Learning Schools Career Academies.

The Ford Foundation and Nashville Public Schools recognized that supporting students living in poverty was a critical resource for the success of their career academy program and in turn the students of Nashville. ForwARd Arkansas joined a team in early March looking at the programming and resources to improve achievement.

The Arkansas Coalition for Community Schools and ForwARd Arkansas have joined together in partnership to support the development, and implementation of Community Schools in Arkansas.

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