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We have expertise working with both sides of the equation—schools and families—to create an optimal education system that effectively serves students academically and socially.


Schools need to:

  • Have a common vision of effective instruction with clear, instructional goals tied to standards
  • Hold all students to high expectations; all students should be treated as college-bound
  • Offer a program of study around maximizing academic rigor, curricular relevance and personalized adult-student relationships
  • Improve transitional support from elementary to middle to high school, with a key focus on ensuring 9th grade success
  • Examine and use assessment data regularly to track student progress and improve instruction
  • Provide timely, targeted interventions for struggling students
  • Give educators regular time to collaborate, plan and reflect around effective teaching and learning practices

Families with school-aged children need to:

  • Stay engaged in their child’s school and keep in touch with teachers and counselors
  • Have a solid homework routine (K-12th) where an adult assists every night with completing and checking homework
  • Expose children to educational opportunities outside of school
  • Encourage positive adult role models in their child’s life beyond immediate family
  • Limit TV, phone, computer and video games during the week
  • Listen to children and youth with interest and without judgment to be accepted as coaches


Community Works assists schools in becoming more effective and helps families focus more on education at home.

Through our school district and coaching program, Community Works…

  • Conducts strategic planning to help schools develop clear instructional goals and a common vision for effective instruction
  • Coaches schools to improve consistent delivery of rigor, relevance and relationship
  • Assists schools in improving student-centered scheduling and counseling
  • Facilitates the development of professional learning communities so that educators work collaboratively to improve outcomes
  • Implements turnaround models in low-performing schools that increase student achievement, particularly improved graduation and college-going rates

Through our on-site learning center, Community Works…

  • Assists students through tutoring, intervention and enrichment
  • Offers mentoring opportunities
  • Improves parent engagement in school and student learning
  • Partners with communities to prevent teen pregnancy



  • Implement research-based practices
  • Turn research into practice
  • Work with both parents and educators from pre-kindergarten through college
  • Have extensive experience dealing successfully with early childhood through post-secondary issues
  • Hold ourselves accountable for results

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