Communities form the larger education system that supports families and students. Deepening relationships, partnerships, and engagement with communities is critical to achieve equitable outcomes and build healthy school and district systems. Community engagement is advanced by actions that:
- Tend to long-standing harm or impact that marginalized communities have experienced.
- Listen and respond to community-driven needs and knowledge.
- Deepen schools’ connections with their communities through intentional, authentic, and frequent engagement of students, families, educators, school staff, advocates, tribal partners, community-based organizations, business and industry partners, and elected leaders including school board members.
- Cultivate and strengthen connections between community organizations, businesses, Education Service Districts, tribal partners, community colleges, professional associations, and support service agencies to create a thriving educational ecosystem. (Excerpt from: Aligning for Student Success: Integrated Guidance for six ODE Initiatives (oregon.gov))
Deepening relationships, partnerships, and engagement with communities is critical to achieve equitable outcomes and build healthy school and district systems. The South Coast ESD Partnerships, Equity and Achievement Department extends the reach and support for our region outside of the classroom and into the community. We partner with parents, community members and groups and are part of the System of Care in our region.
Our goal is to connect with and support the people, programs and organizations improving the health, education, welfare and success of the children, families and communities of the South Coast.
We are always interested in new collaborations and welcome inquiries about our current opportunities and future possibilities. Please contact Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org 541-266-3904 for more information or to schedule a meeting.