Best Practices and Model Programs: Collaboration
Collaborations of Schools and Social Service Agencies
This report explores collaborative efforts of schools and social service agencies working with homeless children and families. The report identifies frequently encountered barriers and successful strategies to overcome them. It examines specific programs and practices that could be adapted effectively for use in similar settings by school-level educators, local homeless liaisons, state homeless coordinators, social service workers, and other personnel who work in any capacity with homeless students.Housing and Education Collaborations to Serve Homeless Children, Youth, and Families
This brief, part of NCHE's Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration series, is designed for staff of homeless assistance programs and members of Continuums of Care (CoCs) funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as well as for State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons who operate under the guidance of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The brief provides basic information to help homeless service providers and homeless education staff understand each other’s role in supporting children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness; explains HUD and ED requirements for housing-education collaboration; and offers tools to enhance collaboration among agencies.What Service Providers Should Know
This brief provides providers of services to homeless children and families with a summary of the main points of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
A Guide to Successful Public-Private Partnerships for Youth Programs
This guide from The Finance Project aims to provide practical information on creating and maintaining public-private partnerships to improve and expand youth programs in states and communities nationwide. It draws from the wisdom and experiences of successful partnership leaders at the national, state, and local levels and offers guidance on existing and future partnerships.A Guide to Working with the Media
The booklet from the Corporation for National and Community Service offers pointers to help nonprofit organizations and volunteer groups conduct media outreach, including tips for publicizing grant announcements, service events, and volunteer recruitment drives; ideas for writing news releases; sample media advisories and public service announcements; and a list of media contacts and resources.A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement
This review of the research examines the growing evidence that family and community connections with schools make a difference in student success. It is a synthesis of 51 studies about the impact of family and community involvement on student achievement, and effective strategies to connect schools, families, and community.A Place at the Table: Homeless Veterans and Local Homeless Assistance Planning Networks
This guidebook from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a detailed guide to the Continuum of Care process with an emphasis on strategies for getting a seat at the table and becoming meaningfully involved in local homeless assistance planning.Building Meaningful Partnerships
This brief from the Iowam Association of School Boards (IASB) provides an excellent and concise guide to help schools build successful partnerships with local businesses.Communicating About Collaborative Relationships
This tip sheet from the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) provides an excellent and concise guide to help school board members and other educators develop and maintain successful collaborative relationships with the community.Community Relations Resources Webpage
This webpage from the Iowa Association of School Boards provides various resources to help schools foster meaningful partnerships with the local community.
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