The Importance of School-Community Partnerships
Schools and their community partners often are stretched to capacity and operate in silos; and yet no single system can meet all the needs of children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. Gaps between systems create challenges for program staff and can lead to children, youth, and families not getting the help they need. Key human services systems – such as early care and education, K12 education, higher education, housing and homeless response, workforce development, health care, and behavioral health – must work together to identify children, youth, and families experiencing housing insecurity and deliver services in a coordinated and efficient manner.
Purpose of this Resource
This resource aims to support schools and community agencies in building mutually-beneficial, stable, and responsive partnerships that benefit partner agencies and the children, youth, and families they serve. This resource is part of the New York State ARP-HCY Technical Assistance Center’s school-community partnerships suite of resources.
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