Community Schools

Baltimore's communities all have strengths and assets to contribute to the success of our city's young people. Community schools seek out those resources in our neighborhoods. They bring together and involve parents, teachers, school-based staff, and community residents, associations, and other stakeholders who share a commitment to children's well-being — and the knowledge that the strength of communities supports that well-being.

City Schools' community school strategy integrates academics with health services, youth development, expanded learning opportunities, and family and community supports to ensure students have what they need to learn. The strategy works to establish and support community schools that are inclusive, equitable, and effective in promoting children's success, particularly those who live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. (Read more about the strategy in the Board of School Commissioners policy link opens new window and administrative regulations link opens new window.)

In the 2016-17 school year, City Schools has more than 50 community schools. In partnership with the Family League, City Schools is now seeking volunteers for the steering committee that will help guide the next steps in the progress of the community schools strategy. Find out how you can participate link opens new window, and submit your application by March 7.

Related links: 
2016-17 community schools
Join the steering committee
Policy and regulations