Community Schools is a local engagement strategy that creates and coordinates opportunities with its public school to accelerate student success. It serves as a vehicle for hyper-local decision-making that responds to the unique needs of each community.

Why Community Schools Matter


All children deserve a safe place to live, support and opportunity to learn, and encouragement to lead ethically.

The community schools strategy transforms a school into a place where educators, local community members, families, and students work together to strengthen conditions for student learning and healthy development. As partners, they organize in- and out-of-school resources, supports, and opportunities so that young people thrive.


Leticia Carroll, Dolan Middle School

Leticia is the Community Schools Manager at Dolan Middle School. Leticia joins us with 15 years’ experience in parent and family engagement at Stamford Public Schools. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Stamford community to help us launch and grow our first community school.


Shawn Davis, Rippowam Middle School

Shawn is the Community Schools Manager for Rippowam Middle School. With over 10 years of experience working in the education industry. In addition to his extensive work with non-profits, he takes a deep interest in the advancement of the younger generation, having worked specifically in the youth development field.