Take The Community Schools Opportunity Survey!

Join us in shaping a brighter future for students and families! Share your thoughts on how schools can support students, families, and our community. Take a 20 minute survey by the New Haven Community Schools Partnership. This partnership is a group of organizations led by Clifford Beers Community Care Center and the New Haven Public Schools. Complete it by May 31, 2024, for a chance to win a $250 gift card!

Take The Survey In English

Complete La Encuesta En Español


Community schools provide a nurturing environment where students receive academic education in addition to support services such as tutoring, counseling, healthcare, and extracurricular activities. Families, schools, community members and local organizations come together to ensure the long-term well-being and success of every student. This fosters a sense of belonging and support that extends far beyond the classroom.

Community schools integrate four main pillars:

  1. Integrated Student Supports: Community schools provide academic, emotional, and healthcare assistance to students as needed.
  2. Expanded and Enriched Learning Time: Beyond regular classes, students have more opportunities for arts, sports, and cultural activities both during and after school.
  3. Active Family and Community Engagement: Families and community members are encouraged to participate in school activities and decision-making, and will have access to more community programs and leadership training.
  4. Collaborative Leadership: The New Haven Community Schools Partnership delivers a continuum of coordinated support services tailored to academic, social, emotional, and health needs.

Beginning in August 2024, we will implement these initiatives at Fair Haven School, expanding to FAME in August 2025. Each school will have a full-time Community School Coordinator and Family Support Care Coordinator to facilitate communication and access to programs.

Connect with us and get involved in creating thriving communities where every child can excel:  [email protected]



On January 29, 2024, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona joined federal, state, and local officials at the launch of the Full-Service Community Schools initiative at two Fair Haven schools.

Video and Photos by Chike Photography

The press event celebrated a landmark $2.5M federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education awarded to Clifford Beers Community Care Center in partnership with New Haven Public Schools and fourteen community organizations to form the New Haven Community Schools Partnership.

Meet The Partnership