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Seeing is Believing at Homestead Middle School, A Community Partnership School

March 11, 2021

Jacquelyn’s grades started slipping in sixth grade. Before long, she was failing core classes and at risk of repeating the grade. Her demeanor changed, too … she disrupted other students, regularly pulling her teacher away from the lesson to address another interruption. And then her teacher noticed Jacquelyn squinting during class …Jacquelyn couldn’t see the […]

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Helping Students Succeed During COVID-19 at South Woods Elementary

March 2, 2021

When the COVID-19 crisis sent children home from school in March, Ellen – like many parents — worried about keeping her four children safe and fed through the extended break. Thanks to the Community Partnership Schools™ model at South Woods Elementary, Ellen had support along the way. The Community Partnership School and our partners with […]

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Flipping Problems into Possibilities – Community Partnership School Shapes Student’s Future

March 2, 2021

Isaac’s behavior issues began in preschool. He would flip tables over, knock chairs down and he struggled to stay on task. When Isaac started kindergarten, he refused to follow instructions, could not manage his anger and did not get along with his peers, making it impossible for him to focus on learning. Thankfully, through the […]

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Changing Lives One Smile at a Time at Sabal Palm Elementary

March 1, 2021

It wasn’t until 8-year-old Yessenia stepped into the mobile dental bus that her family and teachers realized why she was having such a hard time focusing – not just in school but also at home. After years of inadequate access to dental care, Yessenia had developed severe dental issues … the pain was so significant […]

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Community Partnership School Laundry Center Boosts Pride and Attendance

February 26, 2021

Once a focused and determined student, Jenny gradually began on a downward academic spiral when she reached junior high. She started skipping school several days every month, and her grades were steadily suffering. When she did make it to class, she simply couldn’t keep up because of all the instruction she missed. Noticing the change […]

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Empowering Entire Families to Succeed Through Community Partnership Schools

February 25, 2021

Deion was struggling to adjust to a new environment as a 6th grade student at Howard W. Bishop Middle School. His mom has been unable to work due to COVID-19 restrictions and his family was facing financial crisis. Feeling worried and overwhelmed from the stress in his home, Deion began losing interest in learning and […]

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Mentors Making a Difference at Endeavour Elementary

February 25, 2021

Sienna’s outbursts began in first grade, as she struggled to cope with family turmoil. Her trauma manifested quickly into behavior issues: she refused to work in class, was defiant, and had bursts of crying, sometimes refusing to enter the classroom in the morning. Her education quickly took a backseat. But, fortunately, Sienna was at a […]

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From Anxiety to Notoriety – Community Partnership Schools Offer a Path Toward Hope and Academic Success

February 25, 2021

Gabriel’s challenges began in middle school and by the time he entered high school, he was struggling emotionally and academically. Gabriel, primarily raised by his grandfather, moved across the country to live with his parents where he faced unfamiliar surroundings, unknown people and a brand new school. The stressful transition was weighing on Gabriel emotionally, […]

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Celebrating Black History Month: Creating history and making an impact today and every day!

February 19, 2021

Since 1976, February has been designated as Black History Month, a time to celebrate and explore influential Black figures who’ve shaped our country through the years. While it’s important to remember and recognize those who’ve made a difference in the past, let us also celebrate our “do gooders” of today… our impactful Black team members […]

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Nonprofit executive empowers Black students to excellence

February 19, 2021

Shining a Light: A series of stories for Black History Month highlighting people making a difference today in Central Florida’s Black community. As a teenager, Jarvis Wheeler worked 30 hours a week at a restaurant while balancing schoolwork and sports at Dr. Phillips High School. “It was empowering for me to stand on my own,” […]

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