Community schools are public schools where a full-time coordinator works with the entire school community—students, parents, teachers, administrators, service providers, and neighbors—to identify the community’s most pressing needs, such as expanded medical services, after-school programming, and job training. The coordinator then works with service providers and City agencies to bring these resources directly into the school. Community schools become neighborhood centers, improving access to programs and services for students, families, and neighbors.
The Healthy Schools component of Philadelphia’s Community School Initiative recognizes that active, well-nourished children learn better. Grounded in the Mayor’s Office of Education’s partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), it works to improve the nutrition and physical activity environments of community schools and to make healthy choices easier. Healthy Schools interventions are evidence-based and community-driven, both grounded in scientific literature and best practices, and developed through genuine engagement with students, parents, teachers, school staff, and community stakeholders at every level.
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Send resume and cover letter stating salary requirement to:
Health Federation of Philadelphia
1211 Chestnut Street, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Fax: (215) 215-567-7743