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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

Initiatives

Current community school initiatives in Florida include the following:

Flagship Community School

Evans Grand Opening SignageORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
*Evans High School • A Community School - Orlando, FL
Core Partners: Orange County Public Schools, Children's Home Society of Florida, University of Central Florida, True Health

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Learn more:
Evans Wellness Cottage Holds Grand Opening, Evans Community School News, Feb. 5, 2015

Implementation Stage of Development

Amy, Nancy at EndeavourBREVARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
*Endeavour Elementary School - Cocoa, FL
Core Partners: Brevard Public Schools, Children's Home Society of Florida, Eastern Florida State College, University of Central Florida, Brevard Health Alliance, The City of Cocoa

Learn more:
Brevard Public Schools Expands Partnerships, Brevard Public Schools press release, Jan. 27, 2015

DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
*Edward H. White High School - Jacksonville, FL
Core Partners: Duval County School District, Children's Home Society of Florida, University of North Florida, Agape Community Health Center

Weis PrincipalESCAMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
*C. A. Weis Elementary School - Pensacola, FL
Core Partners: Escambia County School District, Children's Home Society of Florida, University of West Florida, Sacred Heart Health Care System/Escambia County Clinic

Learn more:
Community School: A Bridge Out of Poverty, Pensacola Today - May 1, 2015 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
*Mort Elementary School - Tampa, FL
Core Partners: Hillsborough County Public Schools, University Area Community Development Corporation, University of South Florida, Children's Home Society of Florida, Tampa Family Health Centers, Tampa Innovation Alliance, Florida Hospital 

PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS
*Gulfside Elementary School - Holiday, FL
Core Partners: District School Board of Pasco County (DSBPC); Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc.; University of South Florida; Premier Community HealthCare 

Planning Stage of Development

ALACHUA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Howard Bishop Middle School - Gainesville, FL
Core Partners: Alachua County School District, Children's Home Society of Florida, Alachua County Health Department, University of Florida, Santa Fe State College

*Sulphur Springs Headstart - 8 - Tampa, FL
Core Partners: Hillsborough County School District, YMCA, University of South Florida, Others TBD 

INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT
Pelican Island Elementary School - Sebastian, FL
Core Partners: Indian River School District, Children's Home Society of Florida, Indian River State College, Indian River County Health Department, Educational Foundation of Indian River County, Treasure Coast Community Health (TCCH

LEON COUNTY SCHOOLS
School TBD - Tallahassee, FL 
Core Partners: Leon County Schools, City of Tallahassee, Whole Child Leon, Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, Neighborhood Medical Center, Bond Community Health Center, Children's Home Society of Florida, Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend, America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend

ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
*OCPS Academic Center for Excellence (Parramore)
- Orlando, FL
Core Partners: Children's Home Society of Florida, Boys and Girls Club, Valencia College, University of Central Florida, Harris Rosen Foundation, City of Orlando, Other TBD

*Grant awardees

 Emerging Community Schools

LAKE COUNTY SCHOOLS
Leesburg Elementary School - Leesburg, FL
Core Partners: Lake County Schools, Kids Central, Children's Home Society of Florida, Lake Sumter State College, Florida Department of Health - Lake County, LifeStream Behavioral Center, Boys and Girls Club of Lake and Sumter Counties, The Father's House Faith-Based Center

SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Hamilton Elementary School - Sanford, FL
Core Partners: Seminole County Public Schools, Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Seminole State College, True Health, Community Based Care of Central Florida

ST. JOHNS COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SouthWoods Elementary School - Saint Augustine, FL
Core Partners: St. Johns County Public Schools, Children's Home Society of Florida, Others TBD

Webster Elementary School, Saint Augustine, FL
Core Partners: St. Johns County Public Schools, Children's Home Society of Florida, Others TBD

 

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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