January 2017 Forum

Fight Inequity: Community Schools Help All Students Succeed

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DESCRIPTION

Join the Center for Strategic Community Innovation and the Bay Area Community Schools Network for a full day of dynamic speakers, expert panel discussions and thought-provoking workshops. This year we are focusing on strategies to counter academic and economic inequity through Community Schools. You will network with leaders and practitioners in the field and leave with tools and strategies to develop and strengthen your own programs and services.

The Bay Area Community Schools Forum is a “must attend” conference if you are a:

  • Community Schools Practitioner
  • Community Partner
  • School Staff
  • Family Engagement Professional
  • Health and Wellness Practitioner
  • Whole Family Services Provider

DATE AND TIME

Fri, January 27, 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

LOCATION

Preservation Park, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612

 

BACSN Forum – May 3, 2016

Empowering Children and Parents Together:
The Promise of Two-Generation Strategies for Community Schools

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 8:30am to 4:00pm
The California Endowment Oakland
1111 Broadway,Oakland, CA 94607

Registration
Registration is $55 per person.

On May 3, join the Center for Strategic Community Innovation, the United Way of the Bay Area, and Ascend at the Aspen Institute to learn more about the two-generation approach. Enjoy a full day of dynamic speakers, expert panel discussions and thought-provoking workshops. You will learn how this method is being used to provide a full array of coordinated services to both children and adults. You will also have the opportunity to network with leaders and practitioners in the field and come away with tools and strategies to develop and strengthen your own programs.

Two-generation approaches provide tools, opportunities and supports for both children and their families/caregivers to ensure the entire family thrives. 2Gen strategies are being implemented nationally in early childhood agencies, mental health agencies, school districts, community colleges and workforce development organizations in order to move children and their parents toward educational success and economic prosperity.

Goals – Participants Will:

  • Learn more about the 2Gen approach and how it relates to your work with children and their families
  • Network with leaders and practitioners in the 2Gen field
  • Walk away with concrete tools and strategies you can use to elevate, strengthen, develop your 2Gen program
  • Understand how 2Gen and Community Schools are complementary and mutually reinforcing strategies to end inequity by lifting children and families out of multigenerational poverty
  • Be inspired

Audience:

  • Service providers, schools, community colleges, CBOs, and other practitioners interested in  developing, elevating, or strengthening their 2Gen approach
  • Thought leaders, policy makers and experts in the field

Registration is $55 per person.
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For questions, please contact Chandreve Clay or Ena Yasuhara Li

2015 Bay Area Community Schools Network Forum

Beyond Random Acts…Family Engagement in Community Schools

Challenge
Everyone agrees that family engagement is important and bemoans the lack of parental involvement. Unfortunately, many schools struggle to connect meaningfully with their children’s families no matter how vital this connection is to student academic success.


About The Forum
Learn about the Dual Capacity Framework for Family-School Partnerships from Dr. Karen Mapp of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Learn how to implement the Framework from Teneh Weller and other local Bay Area family engagement practitioners. Dr. Mapp’s framework guides principals, teachers and parents on their common journey toward effective family engagement that drives school improvement and student achievement.


Who should attend?
All Community Schools stakeholders who want to improve family engagement in education: tutors, mentors, school district personnel, teachers, principals, and staff from afterschool, restorative justice and health programs. Family engagement teams are especially encouraged to participate. Bring a team from your district, school, parent group or CBO to dig deeper together and enhance your own work and build a professional learning community. Come by yourself and discover allies and future partners.


May 7, 2015 — 8:30am – 3:00pm
Location – Hs Lordships in Berkeley CA


Cost is $55 per person.
The 2015 Bay Area Community Schools Network forum is sold out. If you would like to add your name to the wait list, please do so via Eventbright.


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Community Schools Fundamentals Conference

Save the Date

Community Schools Fundamentals Conference  
December 4-5, 2013

United Way of the Bay Area and The Children’s Aid Society are co-hosting
an exciting Community Schools Fundamentals Conference in Oakland, California on December 4-5, 2013 . Designed specifically for those new or relatively new to community schools,  participants will learn about the foundations and the “nuts and bolts”  of the community schools. Look out for an official registration to be released in a few weeks.

Working Sessions Invitation

On May 7th and 14th, the Center for Strategic Community Innovation (CSCi) will host the Bay Area Community Schools Network 2013 Full Service Community Schools Working Sessions: Community Engagement in Community Schools at the California Endowment in Oakland, CA. The Community Engagement Working Sessions aim to deepen our understanding of community engagement within the context of Full Service Community Schools. In these sessions we will explore the rationale, principles, methodologies and strategies of effective community engagement with hands on activities and opportunities for planning. The working sessions provide a continuing opportunity to network, dialogue and learn from others in the field, and form relationships with key partners in your communities. Please visit the registration page to register yourself or your team.

Working Sessions Overview
The Goal of the 2013 working sessions is to deepen our understanding of community engagement within the context of Full Service Community Schools. In these sessions we will explore the rationale, principles, methodologies and strategies of effective community engagement with hands on activities and opportunities for planning.

The working sessions provide a continuing opportunity to network, dialogue and learn from others in the field, and form relationships with key partners in your communities.

Who Should Attend?
School District Leadership, aspiring and existing community school staff, community-based organization leaders and staff, faith-based partners, business partners, parent leaders, and city and county government officials invested in community-school partnerships and student success. Teams strongly encouraged.

Tuesday | May 7  | 2013  |  8:30am – 12:00pm
and
Tuesday | May 14 | 2013  |  8:30am – 12:00pm

Event Location: California Endowment
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor | Oakland, CA
www.cscinnovation.org   

Registration

The Center for Strategic Community Innovation (CSCi) provides planning and capacity building services to support nonprofit and public agencies in fulfilling their missions. CSCi’s flagship initiative, the Community Schools Project, helps develop, strengthen, and position Full Service Community Schools to lead locally and inform national practice.

 

California School Health Centers Conference

The California School Health Centers Association will host their annual statewide conference, Vision & Voice for Health Students, this year on March 14-15 at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, CA.  CSCi’s team will explore the exciting and expansive roles of School Health Services within a Full Service School approach in their workshop Maximizing the School Health Center’s Roles in Full Service Community School.  More information about the conference and registration can be found here.