The Community Schools Playbook was produced for the Partnership for the Future of Learning by the Public Leadership Institute in partnership with the Coalition for Community Schools. Research for the Community Schools Playbook was conducted by the Learning Policy Institute, the National Education Policy Center, and Research for Action.

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We are grateful for the collaboration of the following organizations and individuals who provided review and input on the content and structure of this resource:


Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools
American Federation of Teachers
The Center for Popular Democracy
City Connects, Boston College
Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership
Communities In Schools
Community Learning Center Institute
Education Justice Network
EL Education
FrameWorks Institute
Journey for Justice Alliance
National Center for Community Schools, Children’s Aid
National Education Association
National Education Policy Center
National Public Education Support Fund
Partners for Each and Every Child, The Opportunity Institute
Partnership for Children & Youth
Public Education Matters Georgia
UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools
Reaching Higher NH
Research for Action


Jennifer Davis, Education Redesign Lab, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Michael DiNapoli, Jr.
David Kirp, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Milbrey McLaughlin, Stanford University
Adeline Ray, Chicago Public Schools
Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford University