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MD4CS: Maryland Coalition for Community Schools



About Community Schools in Maryland

Community Schools are the realization of schools as community hubs. Rather than an institution where teachers teach and students learn, Community Schools provide a wealth of resources to meet the needs of students and families including health and social services, and community engagement and development. This holistic approach leads to better student outcomes such as increased attendance and academic success, and strengthens community fabric. 


In Maryland, a statewide coalition - MD4CS - has formed to advocate for further implementation of the Community Schools model by tracking legislation, designing strategy and communications, and working with policy makers to rethink the educational experience for the state's youth. 


Join MD4CS on Valentine's Day as we show our love for Community Schools to the Maryland General Assembly! 

On Tuesday, February 14th, MD4CS will be in Annapolis to show our love for Community Schools, and we need your help! MOST is collecting student artwork to take with us to the Capitol. Download our instructions here and our template here


Want to join? Here's how to register for the trip! 


Learn More About the Statewide Coalition

MD4CS is a cross-sector working group comprised of representatives from non-profit community organizations, institutions of higher education, state government, and school jurisdictions. 


MD4CS Meeting Notes

MD4CS Facebook Page 

Follow @MD4CS on Twitter

View a Map of Community School Initiatives and Models  

Include Your School!  



Recent Publications 




Links & Resources



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