Community Achieves is a district-led initiative that supports the development of full-service community schools through infrastructure and technical assistance within a collective impact framework.
MNPS recognizes that our schools are an integral part of the community. Reinforcing the link between parents, the community and schools will foster student success. Through Community Achieves, nineteen of our schools will become Community Schools – offering needed resources and support for parents, students, and the community. Each school will assess its needs and work with partners to offer programs focused on four key areas: College and Career Readiness, Family Engagement, Health and Wellness, and Social Services.
Examples of resources that will be available are Family Resource Centers, health clinics, after-school programs, recreation, and classes for adults. Learn more about the community school model.
The mission of Community Achieves is to design full-service community schools through a framework that strategically aligns resources to foster student success. The results focused partnership between parents, the community, and schools will personalize learning for students and lead to stronger families and healthier communities.
Each Community Achieves school has assessed its needs for the 2016-17 school year within four key areas: College and Career Readiness, Family Engagement, Health and Wellness, and Social Services.
Alignment Nashville, using our INVITATION TO PARTICIPATETM process, will help to engage partners to offer programs within those key areas that target the specific needs of Community Achieves schools.
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Community Achieves Alignment Team
Alison McArthur, MNPS Co-Chair, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Tom Ward, Community Co- Chair, Oasis Center
Stan Weber, United 4 Hope
Marielle Cummings, Nashville After Zone Alliance
Michael McSurdy, Family and Children’s Services
Emily Nourse, Family and Children’s Services
Kristi Steel, Centerstone
Rodger Dinwiddie, STARS
Sarah Finney, PENCIL
Tara Lentz, Conexion Americas
Lori Shinton, Hands on Nashville
Kathy A. Gracey, Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health
Lyn Hoyt, Tennessee Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools
Allison Barney, Nashville Public Library
Jennifer Bell, MNPS Experiential Learning
LaRhonda Magras, YWCA
Mark Lollis, Metro Public Health Department
Community Achieves Schools & Site Manager Contact Info for 2016-17
|Antioch High||Shannon Fitzpatrickemail@example.com|
|Buena Vista Elementary||Megan McGuirefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cole Elementary||Patty Tarquinoemail@example.com|
|Creswell Arts Magnet Middle||Courtney Artisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dupont-Hadley Middle||Mindy Feuerbornemail@example.com|
|Glencliff High||Jill Watralfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gra-Mar Middle||Joy Pillow-Jonesemail@example.com|
|Hunters Lane High||Alane Shannon||Alane.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Inglewood Elementary||Leigh Pattonemail@example.com|
|Jere Baxter Middle||Angelica Brooks-Jamesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joelton Middle||Kanetha Callahanemail@example.com|
|Madison Middle||Sarah Finneyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maplewood High||Ariell Tillmanemail@example.com|
|Margaret Allen Middle||Earl Lattimorefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|McKissack Middle||Patrick Walker-Reeseemail@example.com|
|Napier Enhanced Option Elementary||Whitney Slovickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pearl-Cohn High||Tanzye Hillemail@example.com|
|Stratford STEM Lower Campus (formerly Bailey)||Audrey Hollomanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tusculum Elementary||Mary Guidryemail@example.com|
|Two Rivers Middle||Nicole Vaughn||Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Whitsitt Elementary||Chris Echegarayemail@example.com|
|Wright Middle||Jennifer DeWallfirstname.lastname@example.org|