Partnerships for Learning: Community Support for Youth Success

  • File Type: Web
  • Selected Literacy Topics: Family Literacy
  • There is strong evidence that when schools partner with families and community-based organizations, these partnerships for learning improve children’s development and school success. In this report from the Harvard Family Research Project, authors Erin Harris and Shani Wilkes draw on the experiences of national organizations and a set of community schools that have built these learning partnerships, and examine seven key elements they find to be essential in building them:

    • Shared vision of learning
    • Shared leadership and governance
    • Complementary partnerships
    • Effective communications
    • Regular and consistent sharing of information about youth
    • Family engagement
    • Collaborative staffing models

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