Overview

  • A Full Service Community School is a school – the heart of its community, a safe place to unite families, educators, and community partners who provide all students with top-quality academics, enrichment, health and social services, and opportunities to succeed in school and life. In Paterson, we have seven Full Service Community Schools that offer a variety of services, such as after-school and summer programs, school-based health clinics, behavior and mental health counseling, mentoring and anti-bullying programs, chronic absenteeism support, enrichment activities, college and career preparation, adult education programs, parent and family workshops, and access to social services through our various partnerships. See below for services and programs offered at your neighborhood Full Service Community School and contact your school’s FSCS coordinator or health clinic for more information.

    1. Provide access and equity for our students and families – Effective academic programs and quality resources are essential for students to graduate prepared for college and career and to later become responsive and responsible citizens.  Paterson’s community schools combine school and community services to close the achievement and opportunity gap for our students and families.
    2. Nurture strong partnerships and identify community assets– Our community has many resources that provide supportive programs and activities for our schools to address barriers to learning and sustain Paterson’s community schools initiative.
    3. Set high expectations for students and adults– Paterson’s community schools have high expectations. All students have the ability to learn at rigorous levels and adults are expected to operate at high levels in order to achieve established school goals.  Parents are provided opportunities to be a partner in their child’s education.
    4. Operate as a results-driven / data-driven community – Paterson’s community schools utilize multiple measures of data to identify the best strategies and effective practices towards established goals in student achievement, attendance, and parental and community engagement.

FSCS Coordinator Contact Information

Contact Us

  • Kemper McDowell

    Executive Director of Full Service Community Schools / Family & Community Engagement
    90 Delaware Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503
    Phone: (973) 321-0884   
    Email: wmcdowell@paterson.k12.nj.us

    Jenna Goodreau

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

    Gilman Choudhury

    Director of Full Service Outreach & Special Projects
    90 Delaware Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503
    Phone: (973) 321-0888   
    Email: gchoudhury@paterson.k12.nj.us

    Kristy Wellins

    Full Service Community Schools Associate Project Director
    90 Delaware Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503    
    Phone: 973-321-0718
    Email: kwellins@paterson.k12.nj.us

    Chantelle Campbell

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

    Sakena Thompson

    Program Manager, PPS 21 CCLC
    90 Delaware Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503
    Phone: (973) 321-0798   
    Email: sthompson@paterson.k12.nj.us

    Evelyn Pena

    District Wide Community Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator
    512 Market Street, Paterson NJ 07501
    Phone: (973) 321-2481 
    Email: epena@paterson.k12.nj.us