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A pantry inside a Community School

Helping students and families in need

Publication Date: 2/9/23
In Nampa alone there are five Family Community Resource Centers that take part in this initiative and they are working to raise awareness so that they might help more families.
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More Idaho School Districts Are Embracing The Community School Strategy

Publication Date: 1/30/23, (ISBA’s Slate magazine pages 36-39)
“Community Schools offer a strong return on investment in Idaho communities, supporting student achievement and family success.”
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Students learning in a classroom

Spelling it Out: Types of Schools

Publication Date: 1/23/23
“A community school is a school or district that works with community partners to help students be successful by providing services and opportunities to them and their families within and beyond the school day.”
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“Everybody goes through tough times”: Community schools address basic needs so students can focus on learning

Publication Date: 1/23/23
Their philosophy: Students are more likely to succeed when their basic needs — and those of their families — are met.
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Helping students thrive

Community Schools in Idaho are bolstering by statewide networks and enriched learning opportunities

Publication Date: 12/1/22
“Idaho is demonstrating innovation and investment through implementation of community school strategies.”
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Nonprofits partner with schools to spotlight chronic absenteeism

Publication date: 10/4/22
“Recent data from 2020-21, shows that more than a quarter of the students in 19 school districts and charters were chronically absent.”
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Caldwell School District looks to shore up attendance

Publication date: 9/15/22
“Each school has a team that focuses on students who are chronically absent. The district first tries to understand why the students are absent, and then offers resources for the students and their families.”
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A one-stop shop for family resources anchors in Marsing

Publication date: 11/24/21
“United Way helps foster a collaborative of Idaho educators doing community school work, called the Idaho Coalition for Community Schools, and provides direct funding for a handful of the schools.
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Marsing School District turns middle school into a community resource center

Publication Date: 2/6/2020
“The Hub acts as a school and community resource center. With a mission to reduce barriers such as food insecurity and other issues that impact students and families.”
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Community Schools in the Boise District

Publication Date: 11/1/19
“Many partners are involved in each of the Community Schools, including non-profits such as the United Way and the Y, area hospital and clinics, churches, and others.
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Purposity Uses App Technology To Connect Donors With Low-Income Students

Publication Date: 4/29/19
“Purposity is an app that helps Treasure Valley social workers use crowdfunding to raise money to by essential products like clothes, toiletries and and other daily necessities for low-income students.”
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Nampa Resource Center Provides Stability for Struggling Families

Publication Date: 12/10/18
Kids can pick up bags of food to bring home to their parents, who may not have access to transportation.
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Sacajawea, Snake River Elementary Schools become first community schools in Canyon County

Publication Date: 8/10/17
“Snake River and Sacajawea Elementary are the first community schools in Canyon County, which means they will be a hub of support for students, families and others in the community.
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