Community Schools@100%: Innovation 3
Engaging the Private Sector
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project: Community Schools.3.1
Project 1: The “corporations and foundations should invest wisely in community schools” project
This is where an action team identifies every potential business and foundation that might support a school becoming a full service community school, including medical, dental and behavioral health care. Rather than funding small, short-term student projects, let potential funders know that this is their opportunity to lift the entire school community: students, parents, teachers, staff and all community-based agencies working with students.
Project: Community Schools.3.2
Project 2: The “know your state and federal options” project
Rare is the urban or rural school program or agency that doesn’t get by without a lot of help and guidance from the state or federal government (or both). Knowing a bit about those relationships will be useful background information and aid you with your own relationship-building to empower funding for community schools.
Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS): https://aae.how/58