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ESSA Opportunity #10: New Community Support for School Successs Grants

IMG_0201ESSA establishes a new grant program that will enable community partners to play an important role in personalized learning environments.

The program supports the following goals:

  • Promise Neighborhoods – significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children living in the most distressed communities of the United States by providing access to a community-based continuum of high-quality services. ESSA defines Promise Neighborhoods strategies as “pipeline services” and utilizes this term to refer to “a continuum of coordinated supports, services, and opportunities for children from birth through entry into and success in postsecondary education, and career attainment.” The goal of Promise Neighborhoods to to do the following:
    • 1) high quality early childhood education programs
    • 2) high quality school and out of school time programs and strategies
    • 3) transitions from elementary school to middle school, from middle school to high school, and from high school into and through postsecondary education and into the workforce
    • 4) family and community engagement and support
    • 5) postsecondary and workforce readiness
    • 6) community based support for students who are either living in the community or who have attended schools serviced by the pipeline
    • 7) social, health, nutrition, and mental health services and supports
    • 8) crime prevention and rehabilitation programs for youth.
  • Full Service Community Schools – provide support for schools that improve the coordination and integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families, particularly for children attending high-poverty schools.

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