2012 - Founding year of Evans Community School in Orlando
2014 - Founding year of the Center for Community Schools and Child Welfare Innovation
2014 - Founding year of Evans Wellness Cottage at Evans Community School in Orlando
$1.5 Million - 2016-17 Florida legislative budget allocation to fund community schools
3 - Number of Community School Planning Grants awarded in 2014-15
Center for Community Schools
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida Health and Public Affairs I 12805 Pegasus Drive Orlando, FL 32826-2200
The Advisory Board provides advice and consultation to staff of
the Center for Community Schools regarding strategic planning,
budgeting, advocacy, certification of community schools, funding
criteria for planning and implementation grants, evaluation
criteria, communications, and data analysis.
The Advisory Board consists of community partners who have
registered their school to become a UCF-Certified Community School
and who are involved in planning or implementation projects with
the center. The Advisory Board includes one member from each
project site and representatives from school districts,
universities, health care providers and not-for-profit lead
organizations. The Advisory Board also recruits up to three
at-large members with an interest in education, child and family
services, or health care, and one member experienced in working
with Florida foundations.
Meetings are scheduled as needed but no less than once per
quarter and may be in person or via teleconference. An agenda and
any materials to be reviewed are sent to all participants at least
one week prior to each meeting.
We are proud of this collaboration that brings additional resources to benefit the health and wellness of our students most in need.
— Brian Binggeli, Superintendent,
Brevard Public Schools
Technical assistance from UCF will determine the noneducational barriers and resources needed for students to be more successful.
— Tim Putman, Executive Director,
Western Division of Children's Home Society of Florida
The community school movement continues to grow because folks are looking at their schools and realizing that the only way to get young people the opportunities they deserve is through partnership with the community.
— Martin Blank,
Director, Coalition for Community Schools and President of the Institute for Educational Leadership