United Way's community schools model is a strategy ( not a program ) for organizing school and community resources around student success. A community school is both a place and set of partnerships that help address health, wellness and the social needs of its students, families and the surrounding neighborhood. Schools become centers of the community, open to everyone, all day, every day, evenings and weekends.

The community school model is collective impact at its best, and United Way is proud to serve as the backbone organization for this important work as a partner, facilitator, supporter, and administrator of the initiative county-wide.