School-Community Collaboration

NDPC/N Materials

Journal of At-Risk Issues – Volume 18, Number 2 pdf. (2014).

Strategies for Creating Socially Inclusive School Communities for ALL Students. (2013). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Beyond the Bully Pulpit: The Mayor’s Role in Dropout Prevention. (2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Lambert, E. M. (2010).  Beyond the Bully Pulpit: The Mayor’s Role in Dropout Prevention. Effective Strategies.

Building the Foundation for School Success: Introducing The Parent-Child Home Program. (2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2010).  Video: Parent-Child Home Program.

Successful Summers: The Role of High-Quality Summer Learning in High School Completion. (2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Service-Learning: A Dropout Prevention Strategy and MORE!. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Strategic Planning to Improve the Graduation Rate. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Keeping Youth In School – How Service-Learning Can Help!. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Middle College High School: A Meaningful Option. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.


Mayoral Leadership and Involvment in Education: Action Guide for Success.  pdf

NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families Improving Public Schools Action Kit.  pdf

González-Rivera, C. (2014).  Bridging the Disconnect.  pdf Center for an Urban Future.

Noel, A., Stark, P., Redford, J., & Zukerberg, A. (2013).  Parent and Family Involvement in Education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012.  pdf National Center for Education Statistics.

Swanson, C. B. (2009).  Cities in Crisis: Closing the Graduation Gap  pdf. Bethesda, MD : Editorial Projects in Education, Inc..

US Conference of Mayors Best Practices Guide pdf. (2008).

Blank, M. J., Berg, A. C., & Melaville, A. (2006).  Growing community schools: The role of cross-boundary leadership pdf.

Martin, N., & Halperin, S. (2006).  Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth  pdf.

Richardson, I. A., & Turbeville, S. E. (2005).  Closing the Gaps: A Comprehensive Dropout Prevention Plan in a Rural School District. Effective Strategies.

40 Developmental Assets  pdf. (2004).   Search Institute.

Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.

Deal, T. E., & Peterson, K. D. (2003).  Shaping School Culture: The Heart of Leadership. Wiley.

Jordon, C., Orozco, E., & Averett, A. (2002).  Emerging issues in school, family, & community connections. Austin, TX: : Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, National Center for Family & Community Connection with Schools.

Belenardo, S. J. (2001).  Practices and conditions that lead to a sense of community in middle schools. NASSP Bulletin, 85(2), 33-45.

UCLA Mental Health in Schools Training and Technical Assistance Center (2001).  After-school programs and addressing barriers to learning. Los Angeles : UCLA Mental Health in Schools Training and Technical Assistance Center, UCLA Department of Psychology.


Web Sites

Coalition for Community Schools

Communities In Schools

the nation’s leading community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life

Kickstarting Education

With public education funding coming under increasing scrutiny, it can be difficult for teachers to insure that they are addressing basic educational needs, let alone find the capacity or space in their budgets to do something creative or original. So, like many artists that have chosen to trod the new territory of being independent, some teachers and other creative types have begun to turn to new sources of funding; in particular, crowd-sourced funding sites like Kickstarter. Educators can do the same.

Los Angeles YouthSource Centers

Public Education Network (PEN)

national association of local education funds (LEFs) advancing school reform in low-income communities across the country, with the mission to create systems of public education that result in high achievement for every child.

Pupil Services / YouthSource – City Partnership

Student support system key to Communities in Schools success

Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, NC, helps support students.