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Trusting Community Partnerships

Trusting Community Partnerships contribute to positive student outcomes when schools work collaboratively with community members, agencies, organizations, businesses and industry around common goals. Community representatives directly participate in school leadership, and schools enhance community resources.


This film focuses on how trusting community partnerships support students, families and schools to improve all aspects of students’ and their families’ lives.


  • Discussion Guide: Trusting Community Partnerships

    Use this discussion guide along with the SWIFT in 60 video to talk with school stakeholders about what trusting community partnerships could look like at your school.

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  • Introduction to Trusting Community Partnerships

    Use this PowerPoint to introduce the SWIFT feature: Trusting Community Partnerships. The PowerPoint provides guidance on why the feature is essential for inclusive school reform. It also introduces implementation steps and examples.

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  • Steps to Get You Started: Trusting Community Partnerships

    Your school can take specific action steps to develop trusting community partnerships.

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