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Communities and schools are strongly linked — one seldom succeeds if the other fails. Schools need families and communities that are involved in the education of students; communities need schools that serve as centers of neighborhood life. Toward that end, Cincinnati Public Schools is creating Community Learning Centers (CLCs) in all schools. Since launching in 2002, our CLC model has drawn national attention for successfully engaging community partnerships in school buildings.

•  Support student achievement while revitalizing neighborhoods and maximizing the community’s return on its investment in public schools

•  Each of our Resource Coordinators recruits partnerships, and develops supports to meet the individual needs of students to impact school success and reflect community interests

•  Engages the community through a variety of strategies, including school governance and leadership, co-located service partners, service-learning projects and community service, and more