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Austin Voices for Education and Youth /Save Texas Schools


Monday, June 13 2016 at noon to Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at noon, with optional Texas State Community Schools Network meeting from 12:30 to 3 pm.

Check-in begins at 11 am on June 13.


Webb Early College Prep Middle School

601 E. St. John's Ave.

Austin, TX 78752 

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Texas Community Schools Summit- June 13-15, 2016

Join teams from schools across Texas for a three-day summit that will provide tools for building thriving community school efforts! Whether you are new to the idea of community schools or already have an effort underway, you’ll find helpful information, ideas and networking. Sponsored by Save Texas Schools, Austin Voices for Education and Youth, Austin ISD, Texas AFT.

What is a Community School?

Community Schools are neighborhood schools that bring together community partners, strong academics, student and family supports, out-of-school time programs and shared planning between parents, school and community to give students everything they need to be ready for college, career and life.

Summit Costs:

$300 per team (up to 10 members);

$95 individual registration.

(AISD individuals and teams are being funded separately. There is no registration fee.)

Materials and meals included (excluding Monday and Tuesday night dinner).

A number of hotels, including Courtyard by Marriot and Doubletree, are convenient to Webb MS.

Summit Schedule

  • Community Schools 101 for all participants, including training materials to use on your campus
  • Guided time for teams to create community school development plans.
  • Presentation by TEA on using Community Schools as a Turnaround Strategy
  • Tours of community schools in Austin
  • Special Monday workshop for parents. Spanish interpretation and childcare provided for parents, noon to 5 pm.


  • Building Infrastructure & Funding for Community Schools
  • Creating a Community Needs/Asset Map
  • Coordinating Student and Family Supports
  • Developing a Culture of Shared Leadership
  • Parent Involvement in Community Schools
  • Creating & Coordinating Community Partnerships


Individuals can attend the summit, be we encourage schools and districts to send working teams. With much of the time given over to practical planning of a community school, your team of 5-10 members can include:

  • Superintendent and/or other district staff
  • School board member
  • Principal or other campus leadership
  • Teachers and staff
  • Parents
  • High School-age students
  • Community partners, including nonprofits, local government, social services, health, business, higher ed, after school, faith-based and funders
  • Key campus volunteers
  • Advocates for your school

State Community School Networking Meeting (Optional)

Following the close of the summit on June 15, you are invited to join a meeting of the Texas Community School Network from 12:30 to 3 pm. Participants from a number of locations around Texas will continue to discuss how we can support community school efforts across Texas.


Register for Texas Community Schools Summit 2016