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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


UCF-Certified Community School Standards

Schools must meet 12 standards, listed below, to become a UCF-Certified Community School. To receive a complete list of standards and indicators, please email

STANDARD 1           Partnership

STANDARD 2           Governance, Structure, and Leadership

STANDARD 3           Foundational Principles

STANDARD 4           Staffing

STANDARD 5           Integrated Community School Framework

STANDARD 6           After-School Programs and Services

STANDARD 7           Comprehensive Wellness Services

STANDARD 8           Parent and Community Involvement

STANDARD 9           Volunteering

STANDARD 10         School Climate

STANDARD 11         Evaluation

STANDARD 12         Sustainability

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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