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Community-School Partnerships and Resource Sharing

Quality 21st CCLC programs intentionally build and support collaborative relationships with schools, local community members and leaders, businesses, and organizations committed to partnering with afterschool programs. These important partnerships support program planning, implementation, and funding for program improvement and sustainability.

21st Century Community Learning Centers Partner Spotlight
The 21st CCLC Partner Spotlight highlights the work of organizations committed to partnering with afterschool and summer programs across the state of Nebraska. Featured partners have demonstrated a commitment to working with program leaders and staff to identify ways to mutually accomplish identified goals.

Afterschool Alliance: Afterschool and Partnerships
Build community partnerships to support afterschool programs. This comprehensive list of tools will help you establish, sustain and evaluate partnerships with a variety of partners.

Beyond School Bells: Building Sustainability Webinar Series
The building sustainability webinar series, in partnership with NDE-21st Century Community Learning Centers, was hosted by Jennifer Jones (Project Director, Beyond School Bells) in October 2015-January 2016. Series includes topics such as creating Messaging Tools, Identifying Partners, Prioritizing Partnerships, and Engaging Local Partners.

Child Trends
Building Community Partnerships: Tips for Out-of-School Time Programs (March 13, 2008)
Increasing community involvement in out-of-school time programs can yield significant benefits to programs and the students that they serve. This research brief discusses ways in which community involvement can be important for out-of-school time programs and describes how programs can begin to identify valuable community resources and develop strategies for leveraging community support.

Edutopia: Resources for Building Community Partnerships
Learn how schools/afterschool programs can benefit from support and expertise of local businesses, organizations, and individuals, and discover strategies for fostering successful business and community partnerships.

National Institute on Out-Of School Time (NIOST)
Afterschool Matters Journal: Articles focused on Partnerships

You for Youth: Strengthening Partnerships
Add depth and breadth to your program through partnerships with community-based organizations. Learn how to identify your needs, select partners, establish a common vision and use data to improve your program and partnerships.