CLC ACTION TEAMS
Community Learning Center Action Teams are formed around specific issues related to the CLC initiative. The use of Action Teams promotes cross discipline work as team members from diverse backgrounds and organizations work together to develop common understanding and shared practices that promote collaborative efforts around the CLC initiative. Currently the CLC Action Teams include:
Purpose: To provide CLC stakeholders with a set of tools and resources to engage funders, media, policymakers and general public about CLCs as a delivery system for successful schools, students, families and neighborhoods.
- Student Learning and Youth Development
Purpose: To advocate for best practices in before and after school programming by: 1) keeping current on best practices in after school programming, 2) maintaining ongoing communication with Lincoln Public Schools curriculum director regarding academic standards (curriculum objectives), curriculum resources, and alignment of after school programming with the school day curriculum, 3) assessing needs of CLC staff in the area of student learning and development, 4) and communicating those needs to the Professional Development Action Team in an effort to access Professional Development resources that address identified needs.
- Family Engagement
Purpose: To define and develop strategies that support parents engagement in their child’s education and development. Research and provide best practices that engage parents as leaders in school, their neighborhood and their families.
- Neighborhood/Community Development
Purpose: To define and develop strategies to encourage and enhance partnerships between community schools and neighborhoods which are sustainable. Goal: Improve neighborhood well being. Activities for this year: 1) review Results Framework. 2) produce best practices as a to guide and assist school community coordinators, 3) research, design and implement community development training for school community coordinators, principals, parents and community partners, 4) identify training resources for school community coordinators.
- Professional Development
Purpose : To determine professional development needs of the CLC staff, access resources to address those needs, and provide an array of professional development opportunities that equip staff with skills and strategies that enhance student learning and development, strengthen and engage families, and improve neighborhood well-being.