History

The Center for Strategic Community Innovation (CSCi) was founded in 2009 by Dina Hatchuel, LCSW in collaboration with her consulting firm, Hatchuel Tabernik & Associates (HTA). CSCi builds on Dina’s 25 years of clinical and organizational experience in Southern Africa and the USA, and on her 15 years of community oriented school reform work at HTA. Since 1997, the HTA consulting team has worked to transform and enhance organizations providing education, social service, adult and juvenile justice, and health services in the context of local communities.

CSCi brings this same expertise with a focus on services for low-income communities, school districts, and other public benefit entities and is funded primarily through grants and donations.

Our first and primary focus is on developing and sustaining Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) on the West Coast of the USA, with special focus on the San Francisco Bay Area. This work builds on our collective experience with California Healthy Start and a wide variety of FSCS components such as collaborative leadership and governance; parent engagement and empowerment; out-of-school time programs; school and instructional reform; health and mental health services; youth development and student voice; and organizational systems redesign.

CSCi is a local leader in the Full Service Community Schools movement. We have strong relationships with school districts, schools, cities, counties and community based organizations. We lead the San Francisco Bay Area Community Schools Network which developed as an expansion the East Bay Community Schools Network established in 2007 for early adopters of the Full Service Community Schools.