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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

Location and Parking


The Center for Community Schools is located in Health and Public Affairs I (HPA I) on the University of Central Florida's campus in Orlando. The street address is 12805 Pegasus Drive. The center's offices are on the third floor in rooms 343A and 337.

Directions to HPA I

From the west side of campus, enter UCF at Central Florida Boulevard (off of State Route 434, also known as Alafaya Trail), turn left at Gemini Boulevard West (becomes Greek Park Drive), turn right at Gemini Boulevard North (becomes Gemini Boulevard East), pass the intesection with North Orion Boulevard, turn right at Gemini Loop (stay to the right), turn right at the stop sign and continue down the road along the paved parking lot to a pedestrian entrance to the college's buildings. The first building is Health and Public Affairs II (HPA II). Behind it is HPA I.


Parking is available in Parking Garage C and Parking Garage D and in Parking Lot D1, located in front of HPA II. All three parking facilities require a daily parking permit, which can be purchased for $5.00 at the permit machines located in the garages and lot. In addition, coin-operated parking meters are located along the southern perimeter of Parking Lot D1, located in front of HPA II. See the Campus Map for parking garage and lot locations.

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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