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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 Nepris, 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 article describes 10 recommendations to help community members volunteer wisely.
Explore peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters and open access content covering a range of disciplines in ScienceDirect.
This white paper discusses the value of empathy in the workplace, as well strategies to increase employees' empathy.
This article discusses the value of lifelong learning for personal health, finances, and social life.
The American Psychological Association (APA) emphasizes the importance of adults tuning into emotional or behavioral cues to interact effectively with children and teens who are experiencing stress.
Sarah Fields, a freshman at Morehead State College, shares tips for high school seniors to make the most of their last year of high school.
Live Well San Diego offers best practices in helping schools support student health and development.
Every year brings new insights—and cautionary tales—about what works in education. This article highlights education research studies from 2019.
This article examines nine behaviors of people who have a positive impact on the world (based on the author's personal research and work).
In this article, Bob Hetzler shares his experience starting a college ministry. He offers tips to help others be successful starting their own college ministry.
Community service for preteens and teens is becoming a requirement at many middle schools. Here’s how to make that volunteer time really mean something to your child.
In support of the Countywide Vision and the Regional Goal of supporting every child from cradle to career, the Vision2Read initiative is a year-long campaign designed to: focus attention on the importance of reading; highlight literacy-related programs and services throughout San Bernardino County; and connect people to available literacy resources and/or volunteer opportunities.
NEA's research spotlight on community schools including descriptions and additional related links.
The Perry Preschool Study examines the lives of 123 children born in poverty and at high risk of failing in school. From 1962–1967, at ages 3 and 4, subjects were randomly divided into a program group that entered a high-quality preschool program based on HighScope's participatory learning approac and a comparison group who received no preschool program.
This guide explains how to start your own preschool, from writing a business plan and choosing a location, to marketing, hiring, and managing your day-to-day operations.
Led by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), several United States federal agencies have come together with a mutual interest in identifying and filling knowledge gaps in how the arts affect individual health and well-being across the lifespan. This literature review and gap analysis details the social and emotional benefits of arts participation and details what arts participation looks like in early childhood.
This website discusses the importance of children's first five years, provides activities and resources for parents and educators to support whole child development, and identifies steps community members and businesses can take to support early child development. (Birth - K)
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) provides resources associated to high-quality early childhood education. CED collaborates with business, policymakers, and local community members to deliver high-quality early childhood education to communities that need services the most.
First Things First explains the importance of investing in early childhood. $1 invested in early childhood yields a $16 return.
Short article from The Atlantic addressing the middle school years and what it is like for students. Also included in this article is a related 18minute video.
This article discusses 10 ways to engage in lifelong learning.
This digital presentation includes four modules that describe considerations that need to be taken when implementing a comprehensive school mental health program. Topics include best practices in comprehensive school mental health, policies and procedures, and funding as well as many more.