Collaborating with the Community

Collaborating with the Community

This module provides tools and resources to measure and improve family and community collaboration within your school community. Engaging community members, businesses, and organizations as partners in children's education can improve learning communities through benefits such as expanded learning opportunities, broad-based support for increased school funding, and quality after school programs.

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Center for Language Minority Education and Research

http://www.hsrcenter.ucla.edu/partner/clmer.shtml

The Center for Language Minority Education and Research focuses on school and community collaboration which facilitates meaningful, cross-cultural collaborations among diverse parents, community members and educators. This site features information on professional development, school improvement, leadership policy and civil rights issues.

Elev8 New Mexico

http://www.elev8kids.org/local-initiatives/content/new-mexico

Elev8 New Mexico is being implemented in five NM middle schools—in urban, rural, and tribal communities. Elev8 New Mexico is a program of the The New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF), a statewide endowment-building and grant-making organization that serves and invests in New Mexico's communities and people. Includes an engaging video.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship

http://www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurship.cfm

This web site offers information and resources to support youth entrepreneurship.

The Foxfire Fund

http://www.foxfire.org/public.html

Foxfire (The Foxfire Fund, Inc.) is a not-for-profit, educational and literary organization. Foxfire's learner-centered, community-based educational approach is advocated through a regional demonstration site (The Foxfire Museum) and a national program of teacher training and support (the Foxfire Approach to Teaching and Learning) that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people, community and culture as essential educational tools.

Indian Children's Program

http://www.icpservices.org

Valuing the uniqueness of each child and family, the Indian Children's Program (ICP) strives to provide responsive, family-centered and community based services to Native American children with developmental disabilities. ICP belongs to a consortium of three universities – Northern Arizona University, Utah State University and the University of New Mexico. Other sites linked to New Mexico Indian Children's Program (ICP):

  • Pueblo Tribes http://www.puebloindian.com/pueblo_tribal_resource.htm
  • Indian Health Service http://www.ihs.gov/
  • Navajo United Way http://www.navajoway.org/

National Council of La Raza

http://www.nclr.org/

This organization is a national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization that works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

The National Drop Out Prevention Center/Network

http://www.dropoutprevention.org/

The mission of the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network is to increase high school graduation rates through research and evidence-based solutions.

National Hispanic Cultural Center

http://www.nhccnm.org/

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is dedicated to the study, advancement and presentation of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities.

Rural School and Community Trust

http://www.ruraledu.org

The Rural Trust provides a variety of services to increase the capacity of rural schools, teachers, young people and communities to develop and implement high education.

The Smithsonian Folk Life and Oral History Interviewing Guide by Majorie Hunt

http://www.folklife.si.edu

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage promotes the understanding of diversecultures in the United States and around the world. The Center produces the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, exhibitions, documentary films and videos, publications and educational materials.

The Toolkit for Cross Cultural Collaboration

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/multiculturaltoolkit.html

The Toolkit for Cross-Cultural Collaboration was created as a result of a study of collaboration styles of African American, Asian American, Native American, Hispanic American and Anglo American communities.

Tribal Departments of Education

http://www.ped.state.nm.us/indian.ed

A listing of all the tribal educations agencies serving New Mexico is included in this site.