No matter our race, background, or ZIP code, we all want our neighborhood public schools to inspire imagination, cultivate curiosity and critical thinking, and ensure our children can live fulfilling lives.
Community Schools are public schools that provide services and support that fit each neighborhood’s needs, created and run by the people who know our children best—all working together. The inclusive decisions of parents, students, teachers, community partners and administrators positively affect student learning, create welcoming school environments and provide resources that support families.
Because learning never happens in isolation, community schools focus on what students in the community truly need to succeed—whether it’s free healthy meals, health care, tutoring, mental health counseling, or other tailored services before, during, and after school.
Community Schools not only provide tremendous opportunities for learning and success for students, but they also offer hope, opportunity, and transformation.
FSUTA is leading the way:
In 2020 FSUTA was one of forty-four unions nationwide accepted into the Midwest Institute for Educational Leadership for Community Schools.
FSUTA along with United Educators of San Francisco, Oakland Educators Association, Richmond Teachers Association serve as the steering committee for the CTA Region 1 Community Schools Coalition.
FSUTA presented “FSUTA Organizing Plan for Community Schools 2022-2027” at the CTA Issues Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2023.
FSUTA featured in the cover story “Community Schools: 5 Steps to Success”, California Educator Magazine, Issue Feb/March, 2023.
Audrey Jacques, FSUTA Community Schools panelist, CTA Summer Institute, 2023, UCLA CTA Region 1 Conference, Burlingame, CA, 2023, and HEAL Public Education Organizing Summit, Raleigh, NC, 2023.