YOU can change that! You can provide opportunities for educational and lifetime success, breaking generational chains of poverty. Join the Community Partnership Schools movement and transform the future for generations.
Through the Community Partnership Schools model, we’re turning odds into opportunities for impoverished and marginalized students.
Children’s Home Society of Florida – along with our co-founding and strategic partner the University of Central Florida – is helping reduce poverty in children through education by convening nearly 50 key partners, including school districts, health care centers, universities and more, to make 25-year+ commitments to address these critical issues affecting success – in the classroom and beyond.
Through this holistic approach, we can reach students, families and entire communities. When you join the movement, you can be the one to help a child move from poverty to prosperity … no matter their ZIP code.
Increased Graduation Rates
Graduation rates have increased by an average of 30% statewide at our 7 high schools.
Increased Academic Achievements
89% of students participating in the Acceleration Program - a program to support students behind their peers academically - at Howard Bishop Middle, A Community Partnership School successfully completed middle school in two years and are back on track with their peers.
Decrease in Behavior Challenges
At C.A. Weis Elementary, A Community Partnership School, discipline referrals decreased by more than 90% and out-of-school suspensions by nearly 94% within just four years after adopting the model.
You can sponsor a student for just $0.96/day. Make your gift and start building brighter futures for Florida's kids today.
Community Partnership School Supports Family in Crisis
In a matter of minutes, Maria and her 7 children were catapulted into crises. A devastating fire destroyed their home and nearly everything they owned. “We were left with nothing – we lost our home, we had nowhere to live.” The family of 8 was now facing homelessness and Maria – a single mom who […]
From Surviving to Thriving: Removing Barriers to Learning through Healthcare
Maddie had no idea that she was fighting a potentially life-threatening ear infection when she was holding a water bottle against her ear during a test to soothe the pain. But it caught her high school teacher’s attention enough to contact the community partnership school team. Within minutes, the Nurse Practitioner saw something was severely […]
After several years without health insurance, Brianna developed major dental issues, including severe tooth decay on 7 permanent teeth. Brianna lived with her grandmother and had very little resources to cover additional expenses or pay for healthcare. The pain and embarrassment Brianna was experiencing became so significant, she refused to speak at school. It impacted […]
Thousands of Florida students arrive to school each day with more than a backpack – they carry baggage beyond their years: hunger, homelessness, poverty, exposure to violence, mental health struggles, inadequate health care and more. They carry so much weight that they simply cannot focus on their education.
Often times, these students and their families simply lack access to the opportunities their neighbors and peers may have. For these students, it’s not about raising the ceiling — it’s about raising the ground floor.