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Community Partnership School Laundry Center Boosts Pride and Attendance

February 26, 2021

Once a focused and determined student, Jenny gradually began on a downward academic spiral when she reached junior high. She started skipping school several days every month, and her grades were steadily suffering. When she did make it to class, she simply couldn’t keep up because of all the instruction she missed. Noticing the change […]

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Empowering Entire Families to Succeed Through Community Partnership Schools

February 25, 2021

The Challenge: Deion was struggling to adjust to a new environment as a 6th grade student at Howard W. Bishop Middle School. His mom has been unable to work due to COVID-19 restrictions and his family was facing financial crisis. Feeling worried and overwhelmed from the stress in his home, Deion began losing interest in […]

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Mentors Making a Difference at Endeavour Elementary

February 25, 2021

The Challenge: Sienna’s outbursts began in first grade, as she struggled to cope with family turmoil. Her trauma manifested quickly into behavior issues: she refused to work in class, was defiant, and had bursts of crying, sometimes refusing to enter the classroom in the morning. Her education quickly took a backseat. But, fortunately, Sienna was […]

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From Anxiety to Notoriety – Community Partnership Schools Offer a Path Toward Hope and Academic Success

February 25, 2021

The Challenge: Gabriel’s challenges began in middle school and by the time he entered high school, he was struggling emotionally and academically. Gabriel, primarily raised by his grandfather, moved across the country to live with his parents where he faced unfamiliar surroundings, unknown people and a brand new school. The stressful transition was weighing on […]

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Celebrating Black History Month: Creating history and making an impact today and every day!

February 19, 2021

Since 1976, February has been designated as Black History Month, a time to celebrate and explore influential Black figures who’ve shaped our country through the years. While it’s important to remember and recognize those who’ve made a difference in the past, let us also celebrate our “do gooders” of today… our impactful Black team members […]

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Nonprofit executive empowers Black students to excellence

February 19, 2021

Shining a Light: A series of stories for Black History Month highlighting people making a difference today in Central Florida’s Black community. As a teenager, Jarvis Wheeler worked 30 hours a week at a restaurant while balancing schoolwork and sports at Dr. Phillips High School. “It was empowering for me to stand on my own,” […]

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Community Partnership Schools are the way through COVID-19 and into the future

February 1, 2021

When COVID-19 catapulted students into remote learning overnight, our kids lost more than an in-person learning experience. Children in frightening, unstable home environments lost precious hours of safety and certainty, and positive relationships with peers, teachers, principals and bus drivers. Students struggling with anxiety, depression or a host of other mental health issues lost comfort, […]

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Eccleston Elementary, A Community Partnership School shifts students’ trajectories

January 22, 2021

The Challenge Mia’s struggles with behavior and mental health began when she was in Pre-K, according to her mother. She would have immense anger outbursts at home and school that involved screaming, crying, throwing and breaking items. These behaviors persisted for years, reaching an all-time intensity throughout her 3rd grade year in 2019-20, when she […]

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Mentoring Matters | Stacy’s Letter

January 20, 2021

In March of 2019, a friend of mine posted on Facebook about being a mentor and how the program could use some more people willing to become mentors. At that time, I was basically an empty nester. My daughter was grown and had moved out a few years prior and was living her own life. […]

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“I love Mort. Love. Love. Love.”

January 5, 2021

Like most parents in 2020, Belkis Moya suddenly became the “principal” of her home when her children started virtual schooling in response to the coronavirus pandemic. She worried how the challenges of the pandemic would impact her children’s ability to learn and achieve … and how she would be able to support them along the […]

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