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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 Certification

THumbs Up ChildrenAs community school efforts advance it is important that core components be established commonly when replicating sites. 

To ensure consistency of quality programming as well as strategy and framework fidelity, UCF's Center for Community Schools has developed a process to certify community schools that demonstrate alignment with core components as defined in the UCF-Certified Community School Standards

Once a community school has registered to join the UCF-certification planning track or has become a UCF-Certified Community School, the school is eligible to receive community school development technical assistance and to submit for any available planning or implementation grants.  

Process information, the UCF-Certified Community School Planning Registration Form and Intent-to-Certify Application, and the UCF-Certified Community School Standards can be found here on the Center for Community Schools' website. 

Schools may register for the UCF-Certified Community School planning track or apply to become a UCF-Certified Community School at any time.   

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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