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.
Community Schools at Dolan & Rippowam:
Three things you can expect to see from our community school at Dolan and Rippowam are:
- Social Support – families in need of, or curious about, what supports are available to them in Stamford can come in and talk to our Community School Coordinator and get connected to services for housing, food security, legal services, just to name a few.
- Convenience – high quality, low-cost, after-school programming means your child can stay at their school and then bussed home. No more having to shuffle your schedule to do afternoon pickups and drop-offs! The diverse programs students can participate in will offer them opportunities to make friends and learn about things like cooking, event planning, art, dance, drones, music, and sports.
- Community – community schools are successful when families, community members, school staff, and local businesses work together.