IEL's Coalition for Community Schools and its partners are co-sponsoring a free institute entitled “Sustaining High-Impact School-Community Partnerships” in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to IEL, event co-sponsors include the Maryland Equity Project at the College of Education at the University of Maryland, Family League of Baltimore City, and Morgan State University.
This institute will bring together educators, community activists, researchers and policymakers to discuss and share resources on the direction of school-community partnerships in Maryland. It will draw from the expertise of academics, practitioners, and advocates to discuss what is needed to sustain them, and what advocacy and policies are crucial to supporting them.
Institute organizers intend for the event to help participants develop strong regional networks and share resources with peers, while also developing strong policies to best support school-community partnerships in Maryland and ways to advocate for them.