(2018, March) | Useful to Parent Centers, schools, and families in involving students in community partnerships.
This Education Week commentary is written by a teacher interested in involving students in community partnerships. There’s tremendous power in establishing partnerships between schools and local community organizations, especially with nonprofit or mission-driven organizations. Community partners gain enthusiastic volunteers, while students are able to engage in authentic educational experiences with the chance to affect their communities in positive ways. There are numerous valuable suggestions about how to get started, how to define leadership roles, who to partner with, and what students and communities alike can gain from such partnerships.