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The Mobile Food Pantry is held once a month on a Saturday morning. 

The food pantry happens every 4th Saturday of each month.

October 10/23/2021

November 11/20/2021

December 12/18/2021

Distribution begins shortly after 9:00 AM and is a first come first serve process.

The event will end when all food is distributed.

We NO LONGER have public restrooms.

Community School Programs

framework pyramidGoals of the Community Schools Framework

Sustain: Create opportunities to lead together with a Community Schools Council leadership groups and program leads

Share: Create opportunities to grow together offering education to the community with Financial Literacy education, Life Groups, Work Keys, etc.

Spread: Create opportunities to work together with community projects, classroom help, Homework and College/Career Diner, and after-school clubs.

Support: Create opportunities for students and families to care for basic needs like food, clothing, housing, utilities, legal, etc.

Key Infrastructure

PrincipalThe principal models collaborative leadership by working with the community school coordinator, partners and staff to actively integrate families and community partners into the life and work of the school.

Community School Coordinator A dedicated full-time Community School Coordinator facilitates alignment of school, family and community resources as a member of the school’s leadership team 

Community School Council A representative site-based leadership team, including families, students, community partners, unions, community residents, the principal, community school coordinator, teachers, and other school personnel, guides collaborative planning, implementation, and oversight.

Guiding Principles

PURSUE equity

INVEST in a whole-child approach to education

BUILD on community strengths to ensure conditions for learning

USE data and community wisdom to guide partnerships, programs, and progress

COMMIT to interdependence and shared accountability

INVEST in building trusting relationships

FOSTER a learning organization

What is a Community School?

A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.

Homework Diner Grows Wings (HDGW)

For those of you who have heard of Home Work Diner at other schools, it has been restructured, and is now known as Homework Diner Grows Wings (HDGW).

For the FIRST time, Kennedy Middle School will be hosting a diner. It's among a number of Community Schools that will be launching the new format in October 2018! 

It's a collaboration between ABC Community School Partnership and Wings for L.I.F.E. 

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