UCLA Center for Community Schooling
The UCLA Center for Community Schooling is a campus-wide initiative to advance university-assisted community schools. In partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, we aim to disrupt historical inequalities and reimagine schooling as a public good that prepares all students to succeed in college, careers, and civic life. The UCLA Community School opened in 2009 and the Mann UCLA Community School partnership began in 2016. The UCLA Center for Community Schooling was created to study and share the work of these schools and join with others to unite the K-12 community schools movement with higher education civic engagement reforms.
Research and Evaluation
The Center supports a portfolio of research-practice partnerships (RPPs) designed to inform practice, ensure accountability, and create knowledge. RPPs are reviewed and approved by school-based research committees and address a range of topics, including: college access, self-assessment, translanguaging, immigration, universal design for learning, integrated data systems, teacher leadership, student agency, and more.
Annual reports track and share the progress of the partnership. Using locally developed core competencies to frame outcome measures and locally-developed data dashboards, annual reports provide the university and the public with a summary of achievements and areas for growth.