The Youth Policy Institute is currently seeking a Community School Coordinator for its Promise Zone Full Service Community Schools Program (PZ FSCS). The PZ FSCS program is a place-based program that encourages coordination of academic, social, and health services through partnerships between (1) public elementary and secondary schools; (2) the schools’ local educational agencies (LEAs); and (3) community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, and other public or private entities. The purpose of this collaboration is to provide comprehensive academic, social, and health services for students, students’ family members, and community members that will result in improved educational outcomes for children. Specifically, the PZ FSCS program will benefit the students, parents and community members from the following four schools: Lockwood Elementary School, Alexandria Elementary School, Los Angeles Academy of Arts & Enterprise (LAAAE), Virgil Middle School.
The Community School Coordinator will support with coordination of existing programs and services at one of the schools listed above. They will also develop, implement, and oversee new programs and services based on the school’s needs. The Community School Coordinator will be housed at one particular school site and support the entire school community to improve students’ academic outcomes, increase parent and community involvement, coordinate outreach efforts and monitor participation in all services, as well as assist families in receiving the necessary resources. They will supervise a Community Advocate part time at their site.
Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.