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Collaboration between the community, faith-based organizations and school systems encourage the overall support of students of all ages. Partnerships can help connect families with needed supports and services.
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The Countywide Vision is a community-based effort to create a county where residents and investors can prosper and achieve well-being. The Countywide Vision website includes the Countywide Vision statement, information on progress being made to achieve the Vision, and resources to help everyone participate in the Vision effort.
The Alliance for Education supports the alignment of partner work and resources across San Bernardino County by connecting business and community organizations to education. Alliance partners from business, labor, industry, community and faith-based organizations, education, and government work collaboratively to increase relevance in student learning. Our online platform, powered by SBConnect, offers businesses and schools the chance to make connections and bring concrete, real-world experience to the classroom. Professionals can share their knowledge and expertise with students across our region. Students can gain insight into career pathways and expand their awareness of high-demand jobs and growing industries throughout San Bernardino County.
This report discusses conversations among state lawmakers on whether and how to incorporate SEL into school and after-school curriculum.
This toolkit provides community members and school staff with tools and tactics to help create an impact on students and help to improve attendance .
National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition (NASET) provides background on youth development and leadership along with recommendations for communities, schools, and families in providing youth development and support.
This article lists innovative ways for schools to involve community partners.
This toolkit helps mentors understand the growth mindset and how to apply strategies to many of the challenges that youth and adults face in life.
This tip sheet suggests ways providers can assist young people to strengthen their existing supports and/or to connect them with other supports.
This brief details how youth programs and schools can improve social and emotional learning. The brief also provides resources for building partnerships to implement social and emotional learning.
This toolkit helps school districts leverage ideas and resources available from national partner organizations as well as the pioneering work of a growing number of local efforts. The toolkit offers tips, scripts, and a variety of relevant and free materials to assist in establishing an elementary success mentor program.
This report contributes to the broader debate around the role that soft skills can play in entrepreneurial success.
This webpage explains how community organizations can include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in volunteering. The page also includes volunteering resources and tips.
Attendance Works provides recommendations to faith-based leaders on how better prepare children for the future.
This guide helps donors and youth-serving organizations in enhancing the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of life skills programming and training based on the International Youth Foundation (IYF) nine Life Skills Standards of Excellence.
This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.
This toolkit helps after-school advocates form partnerships benefitting the business community, after-school programs, parents, and the youth who need these programs.
This article details how states and the federal government fund after-school and summer programs.
This article describes how after-school and community-based programs are funded and supported legislatively.
This position statement informs the general public, the K-12 community, and educators about the importance of teaching world religions in the social studies curriculum in ways that are constitutionally and academically sound.
This article identifies six critical elements that impact several important aspects of schooling.
This fact sheet guides on how parents can help youth build a foundation for a successful transition to adult life outside of foster care. It also describes the challenges youth face, the effects of adolescent brain changes, and Federal laws and programs.
The report argues for the importance of childcare for the business future of the United States.
This toolkit gives superintendents, principals, government officials, and community members resources on creating national service partnerships between districts/schools and organizations.
This brief analyzes, revises, and supplements what is known about social and emotional learning to foster the development of citizens who contribute to an increasingly interconnected, diverse global community.
This toolkit includes customizable resources and strategies for schools, community organizations, businesses, and faith leaders to improve school attendance.
This documents shares the Quality CTE Program of Study Framework criteria within the Business and Community Partnerships element, recommends types of evidence that programs should consider when assessing their performance, and describes exemplary CTE partnerships.