BACSN Forum 2013

The Bay Area Community School Network’s fifth annual Forum was held January 29, 2013 hosted by the Center for Strategic Community Innovation. The event was attended by school district associate superintendents, community school directors, leaders of community based organizations, parents and full service community school practitioners and advocates. It was sponsored by The San Francisco Foundation. The interactive event included full service community school networking opportunities and exposure to a number of well-developed strategies and tools that facilitate the infrastructure development, growth, and sustainability of full service schools. Participants were inspired, empowered and invigorated by the case study of Evansville presented by Dr. Cathy Gray.

Lisa Villarreal’s Keynote Address

Dr. Cathy Gray’s Keynote Address

A selection of some of the materials from the 2013 Bay Area Community School Network Forum is provided in this section. We hope these materials will assist you with the work in your community.

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation

PowerPoint from Dr. Cathy Gray’s Presentation A School District’s Process: Challenges, Mistakes, and Successes in Building a Full Service Community School District Initiative

Case Study Evansville, Indiana: From Once School to an Entire District

Logic Model and Organizational Charts Evansville Governance

Agreement Template Partnership Agreement

Responsibilities and Checklists School Site Council


Oakland Unified School District

Case Study Oakland, CA Lifting the Vision of Community Schools Across a District

Excerpts from the Strategic Plan Oakland Governance


Redwood City 2020

Informational Handout Redwood City 2020: A Healthy Community Partnership

Structure Redwood City 2020 Leadership Pyramid


Additional Resources

Book-Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago, Tony Burke

Book-Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets, John Kretzmann and John McKnight

Article-Positive Student Outcomes in Community Schools, Sebastian Castrechini and Rebecca A. London. February 2012

Rubric-OUSD Family and Community Engagement Standards

Webinar-Coalition for Community Schools: Teacher Voice: How Unions Support Community School Initiatives

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