School-Community Collaboration Resources


NLC Institute forYouth, Education, and Families Improving Public Schools Action Kit.
González-Rivera, C. (2014).  Bridging the Disconnect. 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. National Center for Education Statistics.
Lambert, E. M. (2010).  Beyond the Bully Pulpit: The Mayor's Role in Dropout Prevention. Effective Strategies.
Beyond the Bully Pulpit: The Mayor's Role in Dropout Prevention. (2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2010).  Video: Parent-Child Home Program.
Swanson, C. B. (2009).  Cities in Crisis: Closing the Graduation Gap. Bethesda, MD : Editorial Projects in Education, Inc..
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.
Blank, M. J., Berg, A. C., & Melaville, A. (2006).  Growing community schools: The role of cross-boundary leadership.
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. (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.
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.
Belenardo, S. J. (2001).  Practices and conditions that lead to a sense of community in middle schools. NASSP Bulletin, 85(2), 33-45.

Web Sites

the nation's leading community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life
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.
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.
Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, NC, helps support students.