Successful Community School Initiatives Inform New Scaling Up Guide

Last Updated: October 06, 2011

Built on the experience of the growing number of local community schools initiatives across the country, Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy from the Coalition for Community Schools is a guide to help school districts and their public and private community partners organize and mobilize the resources of the entire community to support student success.

“As our schools and communities face the demanding task of educating an increasingly poor and diverse student population they must work together, said Martin Blank, Coalition Director and President of the Institute for Educational Leadership. “This guide shows them how to get the results that community schools are seeing across the country.”

Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships is designed to be interactive. It presents key milestones, sets end-state benchmarks for scale-up, and includes stories from successful community school systems. You can watch videos of community leaders scaling up community schools, ask questions to the field about each scale-up stage using LinkedIn, read scale-up stories, and add your own.

Read more about this guide at