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
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