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Full Service Community Schools


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    Initiative
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    Committee

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  • NJ 21 CCLC
    Program
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Core Beliefs

The Core Belief behind Paterson Public Schools’ Full Service Community Schools is to ensure that 100% of Paterson Public Schools’ students graduate High School prepared for college and career ready.
The Philosophy of Paterson Public Schools; Full Service Community Schools is that every child be prepared and ready to learn when they enter school every day; that our young people are well prepared for the workplace, as parents, and as citizens; that our communities are safe, supportive, and engaged; and that our parents and community members are involved with the school and their own life-long learning.

 

 

 

 

Initiative: 2010-2014

A Full Service Community School is a school in which service agencies and schools team up to meet a whole range of children's social, emotional, and academic needs, using the school building as a hub. Through outside partnerships, students and families can benefit from the services such as a mental health counselor, a bilingual family caseworker, after-school enrichment, a health center, dental care, nutrition, and counseling to name a few.

The Full Service Community Schools initiative is progressing through the various planning stages.   In 2010, School 5 was selected to launch this initiative in Phase I with the 2010-2011 school year seeing the transformation of the school into a Full Service Community School. The school has been responding to the needs assessments of the community and providing medical, social, and academic services to students and members of the community. Phase II included New Roberto Clemente and Reverend, Dr. Frank Napier Academy, as they transformed into Full Service Community Schools for the 2011-2012 school year. In the 2013-2014 school year, School 6 and School 15 were launched representing Phase III of the initiative. Planning for Phase IV is underway and applications will be sent out to all schools within the district in order to gain a sense of those that would be interested. Upon reviewing the applications, visits will be made in order to assess building usage, general interior areas, instructional areas, and food service areas.

Over the past four years, Theory of Change (TOC) workshops have been conducted for each Phase.  The TOC includes stakeholders of the Paterson Public Schools Full Service Community Schools Initiative, school administration, teachers, staff, and district personnel.  The TOC is conducted by ActKnowledge, is an action research organization of the Center for Human Environments at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and has worked on the evaluation of Children’s Aid Society community schools. The TOC has been co-facilitated by the Children’s Aid Society, which has been our Technical Advisor since the beginning.  The goal of the TOC is for the community school initiative to clearly identify its outcomes through a transparent and participatory process. A TOC begins with developing a “pathway” of outcomes. The pathway is the step-by-step set of conditions that need to be in place to reach the long-term goal. The Paterson FSCS initiative will complete all or most of their outcomes framework during the workshop, and can continue to develop the TOC over time.

Full Service Community Schools Steering Committee

Seat Fulfilled on Steering Committee

Name/Organization

  1. PPS Cabinet Member

Susana Peron, Assistant Superintendent/ Chief Academic Officer

  1. PPS Director

Tobi Knehr, FSCS

  1. PPS Director

Kemper McDowell, Family and Community Engagement

  1. PPS Supervisor

Christine Breit, FSCS

  1. Social Service/Faith Based

Vacant

  1. Health/Wellness

Councilman Kenneth Morris,
St. Joseph’s Hospital

  1. Higher Education

Bernadette Tiernan, William Paterson University

  1. Business/Commerce

Vacant

  1. Discretionary CBO

Sarah Jonas,
Children’s Aid Society

  1. Discretionary CBO

Rosie Grant,
Paterson Education Fund

  1. Discretionary CBO

Cindy Czesak,
Paterson Public Library

  1. Mayor’s Office

Vacant

  1. School Based Health Center

Denis Hajjar, Outreach Clinical Services

  1. Lead Agency Partner, School 5

New Jersey Community Development Corporation

  1. Lead Agency Partner, Rev. Dr. Frank Napier Academy

Peter Thornton, Boys and Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic

  1. Lead Agency Partner, New Roberto Clemente

Richard Williams, St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation

  1. Lead Agency Partner, School 6

Carolyn McCombs, New Destiny Family Success Center

  1. Lead Agency Partner, School 15

Richard Williams, St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation

 

Full Service Community Schools Partners

St. Joseph’s  Hospital

Catholic Family and Community Charities

Patterson Education Fund Logo

Paterson Education Fund

library

Paterson Free and Public Library

New Destiny

New Destiny Family Success Center

Paterson Reads

Paterson Reads

Boys and Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic

Boys and Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic

The Children’s Aid Society

William Paterson University, School of Adult and Continuing Education

William Paterson University, School of Adult and Continuing Education

St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation

St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation

Paterson Adult & Continuing Education

Paterson Adult & Continuing Education

21st Century Community Learning Centers

21st Century Community
Learning Centers

Outreach Clinical Services

Outreach Clinical Services

ActKnowledge

ActKnowledge

NJ Community Development Corporation

FSCS Partners

School Site

Lead Agency Partner

School 5

New Jersey Community Development Corporation

New Roberto Clemente

St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation

Reverend, Dr. Frank Napier Academy

Boys and Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic

School 6

New Destiny Family Success Center

School 15

St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Jenna Goodreau

Acting Director of Full Service Community Schools
90 Delaware Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: (973) 321-0713   
Email: jgoodreau@paterson.k12.nj.us

Beatriz Quiroz

Special Funding Program Advisor
90 Delaware Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: (973) 321-0619  
Email: bquiroz@paterson.k12.nj.us

Sakena Thompson

Program Manager, PPS 21 CCLC
90 Delaware Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: (973) 321-0556   
Email: sthompson@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

 

 

 

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