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Quick Facts

  • 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

Mailing Address

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

Phone: 407-823-2723
Fax: 407-823-0744

Contact Us

Center for Community Schools
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
Health and Public Affairs I
12805 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL  32816-2200

Phone: 407-823-2723
Fax: 407-823-0744

 

David BundyDavid Bundy, Director
Phone: 407-823-5823
Fax: 407-823-5821
David.Bundy@ucf.edu

Director David Bundy earned bachelor and master's degrees from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from Rollins College. From 2000 to 2014 he served as president of the Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS), which provides services throughout the state and is a leader in the successful transition of child protective services to the private sector, known as Community Based Care. During his tenure, CHS' budget grew to more than $113 million per year and its staff doubled in size to a current 2,000 employees. Prior to serving as president, Bundy was executive director of the Central Florida Division of CHS and later chief operating officer for CHS. Earlier in his career, he served as director of the New Hampshire Division for Children and Youth within the state's Department of Health and Human Services (governor appointment) and as executive director of the Office of Youth Services for the city of Manchester, NH.

In August of 2014, Bundy came to UCF as the first director of the Center for Community Schools. Bundy became a strong supporter of community schools during his tenure with CHS and welcomed the opportunity to play a role in communities to develop the partnerships and commitments critical to a successful community school implementation.

Amy Ellis PortraitAmy Ellis, M.M.E., Assistant Director
Phone: 407-823-2723
Fax: 407-823-5821
Amy.Ellis@ucf.edu

Assistant Director Amy Ellis earned a Master of Education from Florida State University and an Educational Leadership Certificate from Stetson University. Prior to assuming her role at UCF, she worked for five years as a senior administrator for Orange County Public School and co-director for Evans High School • A Community School, where she helped begin and successfully implement the first community school of its kind in Florida. Early in her career, she served as a teacher in alternative education settings. She went on to dedicated herself to developing programs that supported youth holistically as a district SAFE (Student Assistance and Family Empowerment) coordinator and prevention and intervention specialist. Ellis has extensive experience leading efforts in community collaboration; social service programming; and in starting, developing, and sustaining projects that work effectively toward community and global growth.   

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
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