ERIC Number: ED342136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
School-Community Linkages in the Western Region.
Guthrie, Larry F.; Scott, Bonnie L.
Schools are finding it increasingly difficult to successfully meet the diverse needs of all students at risk of school failure. Changes in demographics and the nature of children's needs call for reaching beyond the school's boundaries and mobilizing a broad array of resources in the larger community. This document extends work on the coordination of community-based and social service agencies begun in 1990. It discusses 11 of the most promising collaborative efforts of school-community linkages, ranging from localized efforts that concentrate social services on a single school site to a countrywide coordination and management of services. These programs include: (1) Project Learn (Phoenix, Arizona); (2) Murphy School District (Phoenix, Arizona); (3) Page High School (Page, Arizona); (4) Southwest Community Network (Phoenix, Arizona); (5) Castlemont Corridor Substance Abuse Prevention (Oakland, California); (6) New Beginnings (San Diego, California); (7) Coordinated Youth Services (San Rafael, California); (8) K-Six Early Intervention Partnership (Fresno, California); (9) Children's Cabinet (Reno, Nevada); (10) Early Intervention for Ensuring Student Success (Salt Lake City, Utah); and (11) Elementary At-Risk (Ogden, Utah). Each profile is based upon program descriptions and written documentation provided by site staff, telephone interviews with coordinators/directors, and site visits. Information from site visitations include some or all of the following categories: historical development, structural organization and goals of the collaborative, a description of the community it serves, the services each program provides, evidence of outcomes that can be provided, and perceptions of possible similar programs in other areas. (6 references) (LAP)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Programs, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, School Community Relationship, Social Services
Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1242.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.