Life Changing Schools for All Students

The California Partnership for the Future of Learning (CA PFL)
Community Schools Toolkit


The purpose of this toolkit is to:

Provide tools, curricula and step-by-step resources for students, families, community members, and school and district staff to apply and adapt to co-create community schools; and

Share stories about challenges and solutions from students, families, educators, and communities who are co-governing at school site, district, regional, and statewide levels to transform schools across California.

The Community Schools Toolkit is brought to you by the California Partnership for the Future of Learning, a statewide alliance of community organizing and advocacy groups advancing a shared vision of a transformational, racially just education system built for us all. CA PFL is led by Californians for Justice, Catalyst California (formerly Advancement Project), PICO California Education for Liberation, and Public Advocates, with the support of Building Healthy Communities Monterey County, Community Coalition, InnerCity Struggle, and over a dozen grassroots, research and philanthropic partners. Our work together centers equity, elevates the voices of students and families of color in partnership with educators, focuses on long-term systemic change, and connects to a larger national effort to strengthen public education systems.

“We know that transformation happens when students, families, community, and educators are authentic partners. It takes all of us to create community schools.” - Rosario Hernandez, True North parent and community leader, Loleta School District

To explore content within the toolkit, you can use the "Table of Contents" button above for navigation, or use the quick links below to access the most popular topics:

Listening Campaigns: An Approach to Needs and Assets Assessment

Start with Diverse Shared Decision-Making Teams

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Long-Term Resources for Sustaining Mental Health & Wellness

Reimagining School Safety

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