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1 Together in Partnership for Our Youth Community Learning Centres Network Quebec, Canada – Video Conference May 6, 2010 A School Board and City-Wide Initiative to Support Community Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio Darlene Kamine Community Learning Center Institute Geoffrey Zimmerman Strive

2 Why Community Learning Centers? Declining enrollment in Cincinnati Public Schools. Increase in poverty and connected conditions of poverty – high mobility, poor health, family illiteracy, economic instability. Loss of middle class from schools and the city. Failed school tax levies, diminishing tax base Flight of creative class; difficult to attract new business, qualified work force.

3 Community Learning Center Logic Model Short-Term Intermediate Long-Term Impact of CLC Centers Community Learning Centers* CLC Development and Utilization* Student Support and Achievement** Parent, Family and Community Engagement Increase in School Enrollment and Achievement **** Revitalization of Neighborhoods, Cities, and Citizens

4 Key AreasKey Areas Community Learning Centers 1. CLCs catalyze school-community integration, social-cultural enrichment and life-long learning for students, parents and members of the community. Schools 1.Schools sustain high-level performance and quality (increase in school ratings and performance index) 2. Schools cultivate positive school culture and bonding to school 3. Schools maintain high student enrollment, attendance, and achievement Students 1. Academic enrichment, extracurricular programs and student support activities optimize academic achievement and student development 2. Integrated school-based services facilitate students’ healthy development Parents/Family 1. Parents/Families are involved in students’ success 2. Parents/Families benefit from CLC programs and services Neighborhoods, Cities, and Citizens 1. Integrated community programs and partnerships enrich and revitalize neighborhoods 2. Neighborhoods are vibrant, safe, and a positive place for children and families Top Ten Community Learning Center Outcomes

5 Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education Guiding Principles for Community Learning Centers 1. In order to serve more fully the needs of our students and to support the improvement of their academic and intellectual development, all Cincinnati Public Schools will engage their communities in improving student achievement. As centers in the community, the schools and their partners should foster strong collaboration, set high expectations, embrace diversity, and share accountability for results. 2. Each school in the district will assess the needs of its student population using the OnePlan process. As a result of that process, the school will develop the partnerships needed to enhance opportunities for student success and community investment. 3. Where the school and its community deem it appropriate, those partnerships may result in organizations and agencies locating at the school site to deliver services. When that occurs, the school will be defined as a community learning center. Approved Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education

6 Community Engagement is Fundamental

7 1.Shared vision 2.Asset Mapping 3.Needs Assessment 4.Priorities 5.Partnerships 6.Implementation Community Engagement Process

8 Coordinated, Aligned and Integrated Community Partnerships at the Site Level Community Engagement Process Develops Coordinated, Aligned and Integrated Community Partnerships at Each Site

9 Cross Boundary Leadership Team Early Childhood College Access Green& Healthy Strive Partnership Cincy After School Leave No Child Inside Growing Well MindPeace Tutoring Mentoring Adopt a Class Arts Education InnovationsParent Network CPS

10 Defining Elements of the Community Learning Centers Cross Boundary Leadership Team 1. Coordinated networks of community agencies and providers partnering with CPS community learning centers 2. Committed to the CPS community learning center model 3. Responsive to the community engagement, customer- driven, site-specific development of partnerships 4. Financially self-sustaining 5. Aligned with CPS goals and data based outcome measurements

11 21 st Century Community Learning Pleasant Ridge Montessori Business Partnerships Mental Health Health & Wellness Green/Healthy Schools Tutoring Mentoring Resource Coord. Blue Ash YMCA Angie Okuda k12.oh.us Children’s Home Of Cincinnati Lori Osterhage thechildrenshomecinti.org Cincinnati Health Dept Barb Demasi Cpsboe.k12.oh.us LSDMC Environmental Sub-committee (Green Projects) COORDINATING Partner PARTNER TEAMS ALLY Ginny Frazier Recycling Blue Ash YMCA Executive Director Paul Waldsmith Resource Coordinator Angie Okuda / Cincinnati Public Schools CPS School Psychologist Joan Lichtman (Case Coordinator) CPS Social Worker Cynthia Davis Mon/Tues Bridgepoint Nancy Stella Lucy Allen Bridepointepsych.com CenterPoint CincyAfterSchool *PR Community Council *Golf Manor *Amberley Village *Hilltop *PR Rec Center *District A *PR Presbyterian Church Xavier University *Blessings in a Backpack *United Way-Emerging Leaders *Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Grant *Go Cincinnati! *Learning is Cool CPS Speech Pathologist Jackie Woods CPS OT Kim Gary Dental Program Lens Crafters Project Connect Marthe L. Church, M.A Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Donald Swain cycyouth.org Local School Decision Making Committee Pleasant Ridge Montessori Principal Maria McDonough Blue Ash YMCA Chris Reece cincinnatiymca.org Intersessions Test Prep & Literacy WhizKids Terry Phillips Crossroads.net Literacy Network Recipe for Reading CAKE, ELP, SES ESL Natasha Taylor # k12.oh.us Volunteers- Cincinnati Reads UGive DayCare ChildCare Winners Walk Tall Karen Volk FosterGrandparents Kathie Smith Girlscouts Stephanie Willets Ext. 119 BoyScouts Mark Phair Boys/Girls Camp CincyAfterSchool Angela Grunkemeyer CYC-Girls’ Club Brenda Berry Blue Ash YMCA In God’s Hand Kennedy Heights Montessori Center Lil Peep’s Norwood YMCA (RE Lindner) PR Rec Center Small World The Goddard School The Mayerson JCC Youthland Academy

12 21 st Century Community Learning Pleasant Ridge Parent/Family Engagement Outdoor and Nature/Gardens Fine Arts EducationRecreationCincyAfterSchool PTO Ruth Anne Wolf # # Cindy Kuethe CPS/YMCA COORDINATING Partner PARTNER TEAMS Rec Camp Sports Camp CincyAfterSchool Angela Grunkemeyer KenSil Soccer Scott Hatch Adult Dodgeball Jesse Bihary B-Ball/VolleyBall Clinics Sean Gary Blue Ash YMCA Executive Director Paul Waldsmith Resource Coordinator Angie Okuda / Cincinnati Public Schools Environmental Camp CincyAfterSchool Rain Garden Community Garden Civic Garden Center Corina Bullock Composting Officers Co-President Co-President Vice President Co-Treasurer Co-Treasurer Secretary Website Foundation SupportPRM.org Creative Arts Camp CincyAfterSchool Angela Grunkemeyer Spanish Cincinnatispanishacademy.com Violin-Alex Hiew Band-Mr. Godfrey cpsboe.k12.oh.us Choir/Musical Ms. Liming Local School Decision Making Committee Pleasant Ridge Montessori Principal Maria McDonough Blue Ash YMCA Angela Grunkemeyer Cincinnatiymca.org Kindergarten Camp Library Camp Creative Arts Camp Boy’s Camp Girl’s Camp Environmental Camp Rec Camp Sports Camp Library Camp Intersessions

13 District-wide Summary of Partnerships  42 schools have co-located, full-time community mental health professionals, most with child psychiatrist as part of the mental health on site team (MindPeace) 30 schools have co-located, full-time community after school coordinators with daily aligned extended day programming (CincyAfterSchool) 46 schools have on site nurses and 8 schools have co-located or linked comprehensive school based clinics (Growing Well)  163 businesses mentoring 4,493 students (Adopt a Class) 1 st LEED certified school in Ohio; led district and state to adopt LEED sustainable design standards for all new and renovated facilities. (ALLY)  23 Resource Coordinators providing comprehensive management of community learning center implementation and ongoing development. (United Way, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, et. al & CPS)

14 Highlights of Unique CLC Partnerships  Transformation from shrinking, high poverty school to popular neighborhood Montessori school attracting middle class back to CPS and the City. (Pleasant Ridge Montessori)  Creation of vibrant neighborhood cultural arts center in closed school as part of CLC campus adjoining new CPS foreign language magnet school (Fairview Clifton German Language School)  Redevelopment of flagging Paideia program to a Museum School, located in neighborhood park with 14 museum partners. (Silverton School)  Establishment of International Welcome Center as a hub to serve and connect internationally diverse families. (Roberts)  Creation of two new prek-12 schools to boost high school graduation in Urban Appalachian neighborhoods. (Riverview East and Oyler)  Co-location of early childhood education center serving 18 month-5 year olds. (Riverview)  Co-location of Boys and Girls Club at two community learning centers.( Oyler and Roll Hill).

15 Sample of Sustaining Grants and Funding CPS provides overhead expenses and District Community Engagement Facilitator and management services; contributes funding for resource coordinators Ohio Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center grants support after school programming City of Cincinnati Health Department shares funding for nurses. Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way partially fund Resource Coordinators Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati grant and overhead expenses provided for Growing Well infrastructure and start-up of school based health clinics Medicaid and private third party billing for mental health services Private family foundation grants funded capital expenses for building of two co-located early childhood education programs for 0-5 year olds. Private family foundation underwrites full cost of mentoring program.

16 Results 5 th year in Continuous improvement on state proficiencies. District-wide increase in enrollment  After 14 years of declining enrollment, turnaround beginning in 2007 with steady growth approaching 35,000 students (prek-12) in contrast to prediction of continuing decline to 28,000 and planned closing of schools. District-wide increase in attendance  Turnaround from average daily attendance below benchmark of 93% beginning in with yearly increase of 94% to over 95%. District-wide increase in graduation  Increase from 51% in 2000 to 82% in 2008  Cited as Graduation Overachiever in EdWeek for exceeding expectations for graduation from by 23%.  as Graduation Overachiever in EducationWeek as graduation rate was 23% more than predicted for the period from (EPE Research Center report, 2009) District-wide child health improved  Growing Well dental screenings increased from 1,072 in 2005 to 10,736 in 2008 with 89% of referrals for treatment completed by on site or school linked dental services  Increase from 71% of students immunized in to 91% across all grades by


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