Community Schools@100%: Innovation 9
Strengthening Local Services
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project: Community Schools.9.1
Project 1: The “Kentucky reaches families for care coordination” project
The Family Resource and Youth Services Coalition of Kentucky (FRYSCKy) is a nonprofit organization of professionals (including educators and human services providers), who come together to provide legislative advocacy, training and support for Family Resource and Youth Services Centers Coordinators and their staff in Kentucky. The goal of the Coalition is to promote a network that strives to remove barriers to success in school through learning from each other, sharing resources and collaborating more effectively on behalf of children, youth and families.
Family Resource and Youth Services Coalition of Kentucky: https://aae.how/71
Project: Community Schools.9.2
Project 2: The “NY schools peer-modeling system of family navigators” project
Using a peer mentor system, Family Navigators pair parents who have navigated the system successfully, advocating for themselves and their children, with parents who are new to this process. The pairing offers training and support for the navigator, who provides a nonjudgmental supportive partner to the parent. Here, the community is using its own resources to build up the community.
NY Family Navigators: https://aae.how/72
Project: Community Schools.9.3
Project 3: The “Communities in Schools model” project
The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) in Texas is to surround students with a community of support, empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life. The CIS model is designed to keep students persisting in education and ultimately graduate from high school. CIS partners with educators, students, and parents to identify needs of students who are at-risk of dropping out of school. Once the needs are identified, CIS customizes supports for students and families and provides individual case management services, engaging the community as part of this process. CIS monitors student level data and tracks education outcomes for those students served.
Communities In Schools (CIS) in Texas: https://aae.how/73