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Full Service Community School


LSNA’s Full Service Community School model was founded on the belief that children and families, especially those in low-income communities, would greatly benefit from additional social, emotional, academic and enrichment supports during and outside of the regular school day.

Each school that chooses to become a full service community school starts with a survey that parents conduct with students, teachers, and parents in the neighborhood. They compile the results and based on the priorities identified, work with LSNA to identify potential resources in the form of grants or in-kind services provided in the school. Fundamental to the model is the availability of a coordinator to make sure programs run smoothly and child care so parents can participate in adult education or other programs even when they have very young children who are not yet school age.