ERIC Number: ED381586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Interim Evaluative Report Concerning a Collaboration between the Children's Aid Society, New York City Board of Education, Community School District 6, and the I.S. 218 Salome Urena de Henriquez School [and] The Community Schools P.S. 5 and I.S. 218 Spring 1994 Update.
This report discusses the development and initial effectiveness of the Community Schools program, a collaborative effort in New York City's Community School District 6 designed to create a new institution that offers a broad range of services for students and their families. The program includes formal and parental education; summer camps; and health, dental, recreational, and counseling services. The report examines the program's components and culture, discusses background information about its planning, reviews the model that was developed, and evaluates the following components: After-School To Extended Day; the Family Center; Mental Health Services; Health and Dental services; and the Academies and the Collaboration. Finally, the impact of this collaboration on the children is discussed. Early indications demonstrate the emerging success of the program at achieving a collaboration among the programs, the staff and the participating professional disciplines, the students, the children, and the parents. Appendixes provide an overview of the evaluation and its activities and an interview guide used for data collection. Also included is the Spring 1994 update for P.S. 5 and I.S. 218. (Contains 18 references.) (CM)
Descriptors: Community Schools, Cultural Differences, Economically Disadvantaged, Family School Relationship, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Minority Groups, Neighborhood Schools, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Bronx, NY.; Community School District 6, New York, NY.; Children's Aid Society, New York, NY.; Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Graduate School of Social Service.