Real Partnerships, Real Change: Improving Student Outcomes Through School-Community Partnerships

When: November 21, 2013, 8:30-3:30 pm

Where: Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St., Worcester  Directions

Registration: 11/15 Update: We've reached our registration limit! If you'd like, you can still submit the registration form. We'll add you to our waiting list and notify you if we have any cancellations. Register online by November 14th   

About the Event: Join us for a day where we look at deep, strategic partnerships that drive real change for kids. Systemic strategic partnerships from a variety of communities will take us into their work!

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 Featured topics include:

  • Working Partnerships from a System Level
  • Targeting Resources to Support Student Success
  • Tackling Chronic Attendance Issues
  • Collaborator Confessions: What Works, What Doesn't and Why
  • Partners & Parent Engagement
  • With special guest Hedy Chang from Attendance Works!

Come as an individual or with partners -- or come as a community team and use this opportunity to strengthen your collaborative ties!

Hosted by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Wraparound Zone Initiative, Coalition for Community Schools, Massachusetts Full Service Roundtable, and School & Main Institute.

In a Nutshell

Founded in 1985 at Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management, School & Main Institute (SMI) has grown into a nationally recognized, independent non-profit training and partnership development organization that has worked with organizations and state agencies in more than 35 states.


School & Main Institute staff and faculty have years of expertise as organizational leaders, program developers, trainers, and facilitators in the fields of education, workforce preparation, youth and community development.

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