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
As community school efforts advance it is important
that core components be established commonly when replicating
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
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.
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