Biden-Harris Administration Launches National Effort to Support Student Success
Communities In Schools Will Serve As Supporting Champion in the National Partnership for Student Success
Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a series of actions to support students' academic recovery and to ensure recovery efforts are meeting student, parent, and family needs. These actions will help meet President Biden’s call for more schools to invest in strategies to accelerate academic recovery using American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds and to galvanize more Americans to serve their communities by becoming mentors, success coaches, post-secondary transition coaches, and wraparound/integrated support providers to help address the impact of missed instruction on our nation’s students.
“As the country’s largest in school provider of wraparound integrated student supports, we at Communities In Schools are thrilled to see the administration and the National Partnership for Student Success focus on building an army of collaborators connecting students to resources and aligning existing assets,” said President & CEO of Communities In Schools, Rey Saldaña. “Our overburdened educators experience a deep challenge in getting students turned onto learning because there is so much that is getting in the way of living. We need to rethink how our systems bring a people powered, relationship centered approach to the fight.”
Communities In Schools is one of several champions of the National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS), a diverse coalition that connects nonprofits, school districts, state and local education agencies, federal agencies, philanthropy, and national and community organizations to support increased access to and implementation of student support programs, provides technical assistance and research to enhance program effectiveness, and helps to recruit AmeriCorps members and volunteers to the effort. The NPSS is run through collaboration between the U.S. Department of Education, AmeriCorps, and the Johns Hopkins Everyone Graduates Center.
To learn more about the initiative, visit partnershipstudentsuccess.org.