Community Relations

Practices by which school and district leaders communicate with, engage, support, and partner with the communities they serve.

See also: communications, family and community engagement

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Webinar: The Role of Family and Community Partnerships in School-based Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Includes findings from the Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the ESSA: Evidence Review, focusing specifically on what the review found related to family and community engagement, and a presentation from a district administrator. Hosted by REL Northeast & Islands

SOURCE: REL Northeast & Islands

TAGS family partnerships community partnerships SEL partnerships parent leadership evidence-based programs community relations out of school family and community engagement

Examples of Community Collaboration for SEL Implementation

Austin's 1 pager describing 3 SEL-focused partnerships with community organizations and programs.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS arts SEL partnerships community relations out of school family and community engagement

Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families

Packet describing benefits and strategies for school-family partnerships in developing social and emotional skills; includes handouts for families and overviews of SEL programs that incorporate activities for families.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS reading lists - parents SEL partnerships toolkit community relations family and community engagement

District Summary Progress Report to Funders and Stakeholders

Oakland's SEL progress report for funders and stakeholders shares goals and theory of change, details about how SEL is taking root in schools and throughout central office, and links to sample communications.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS SEL partnerships fundraising human and financial resource alignment community relations

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Tracking Sheet for Potential Funders

Sample spreadsheet for managing the outreach process to potential funders.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS SEL partnerships fundraising human and financial resource alignment community relations

Austin ISD SEL Communications Plan

Austin's communications plan uses a variety of approaches to reach internal and external stakeholders to grow awareness around SEL and strengthen it as a priority.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS media relations communications community relations district SEL expertise family and community engagement

Social and Emotional Learning Benefits All Students and Adults (Brochure)

This 4 page booklet from Oakland describes the SEL vision and accomplishments in the district, and includes classroom discussion indicators for the 5 SEL competencies.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS SEL overview communications community relations classroom level building buy-in for SEL family and community engagement

Snapshot of SEL in Washoe County

Washoe's 2 page snapshot flyer defines SEL, summarizes the impact SEL has had in Washoe schools, and describes key SEL implementation priorities.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS fundraising SEL overview implementation plan communications community relations conducting local SEL research building buy-in for SEL family and community engagement

Austin Independent School District SEL Newsletter

Samples of a bilingual newsletter distributed by the SEL department in Austin, including a school spotlight, featured SEL strategy, and family resources.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS parenting reading lists - parents spanish language resources model SEL schools communications community relations family and community engagement

Talkin’ Bout SEL: Building Effective Communications Strategies (PowerPoint)

Presentation from Collaborative Communications Group for a workshop on building a district communication plan around SEL, using Austin and Nashville as case studies.

SOURCE: Collaborative Communications

TAGS fundraising media relations communications community relations planning family and community engagement

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