ERIC Number: ED415331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Blueprint for School-Based Services. School of the Future: Dallas.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health created the School of the Future (SoF) project to enable selected Texas schools to coordinate and implement school-based social and health services on their campuses and to demonstrate the effectiveness of this method of service delivery by evaluating the project. At each of four urban sites consisting of a middle school and one or two feeder elementary schools, SoF worked to bring school-based services to the students and their families. This booklet describes the SoF project in a low-income minority area of southern Dallas. In Dallas, SoF had a unique base for providing services--a former shopping mall that was transformed into a youth and family center that houses two schools and a variety of health and human services. The booklet tells how services were selected for the center, contracts were negotiated, and renovations made. As the 5 years of funding by the Hogg Foundation wound down, it was apparent that the center would continue, supported by the Dallas Independent School District and renamed the School of the Future Youth and Family Center. By fall 1994 a wide range of services had come together at the center, including adult basic education, family counseling and outreach, Head Start and Even Start, a health clinic, a job training facility, and several health and disability assessment centers. Agencies were eager to move into the center, but as with any new program there were obstacles to overcome. Once Hogg Foundation funding was over, the school district assumed responsibility for the center, and planned for it to be the first of 14 projected youth and family centers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Ancillary School Services, Community Involvement, Counseling, Delivery Systems, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Financial Support, Integrated Services, Job Training, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Minority Groups, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Urban Schools
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, c/o Publications Office, The University of Texas, P.O. Box 7998, Austin, TX 78713-7998; phone: 512-471-5041; fax: 512-471-9608.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Dallas)