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WUSF News: 'Community School' Concept Takes Root in Florida

Monday, August 10, 2015

WUSF News reported today on Evans High School • A Community School in Orlando and developing community schools in Florida in a broadcast, 'Community School' Concept Takes Root in Florida, by Margie Menzel.

From the broadcast:

UCF administrator Nancy Ellis says the partners may differ but the strategy is the same:

"Being very deliberate about what we're doing and why we're doing it. Making sure the partners are on board. Making sure that each step of the way, that what we're doing is most important and most applicable for the kids, and the families, and the community."

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If we can change the system and bring people together to have the right kind of conversations, then we can really make a long-term change in people's lives -- and that is the goal.
— Nancy Ellis,  CCP Director
The idea is to form a long-term partnership in the community that, over time, can have a significant impact on improving the lives of children and families.
— Dean Michael Frumkin,  Dean of the College of Health and Public Affairs
SYNERGY…that’s the word that comes to mind. Without the collaborations facilitated by the Center for Community Partnerships we would not have been able to produce results for kids.
— Raymond Larsen,  Children’s Community Services Director, Heart of Florida United Way
We could not have implemented the Evans Community School without the vast resources and expertise of the committed and dedicated staff.
— Charlene Sears-Tolbert,  Children’s Home Society of Florida, Evans Community School Director
“The Center for Community Partnerships has been a real treasure for Central Florida. They have helped so many organizations, established needed services, and given the community a welcome link to the University.”
— Linda Sutherland,  Healthy Start
I am in awe of the amount of time, patience, and expertise that the CCP has expended during our joint project with OCPS in developing the Evans Community School. Dr. Ellis and Dean Frumkin are tireless advocates who...
— David Bundy,  President/CEO, Children’s Home Society of Florida
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