Binghamton University Community Schools
Housed within Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs, Binghamton University Community Schools began their university-assisted community school model in 2014 supporting 4 school districts; we have expanded our work to include 10 districts within Broome County, NY. In partnership with our Regional Network, the Center for Civic Engagement facilitates linkages of college students and faculty research to the identified needs and gaps in our partner schools. Our Regional Network also brings Community School Coordinators together weekly to facilitate professional development, community connections with community-based partners, and county-wide collaboration opportunities.
In addition, Binghamton University Community Schools has launched an Online Community Schools Certificate Program in partnership with Children’s Aid National Center for Community Schools designed for school professionals from across disciplines, community-based service providers, or anyone seeking a role that makes meaningful, measurable improvements in lives and communities. We have also been designated a New York State Central/Western Community School Technical Assistance Center supporting schools within the central/western areas of New York State with the exploration and expansion of their community school work. Dedicated to educational equity and social justice, Binghamton University Community Schools continues to search for ways to expand and enhance access to the community school strategies, tools, and concepts.