How do schools connect with community partners to help reach school goals for student success? Analyses of 1998 UPDATE data reveal that schools in the National Network of Partnership Schools find many different ways to partner with community organizations, businesses, and institutions.
Below, two charts summarize 1) how students, families, schools, and communities benefit from partnerships; and 2) various examples of community partners.
The charts are adapted from Sanders, M. G. (in press). "Collaborating for Student Success: A Study of the Role of 'Community' in Comprehensive School, Family, and Community Partnership Programs." Elementary School Journal.