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PACEs Connection blog post highlights need for community schools

October 5, 2021

 

The full-service community schools model is a research-backed strategy that improves student outcomes.
"Although the model does not usually explicitly address the science of positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs science), community schools are meant to support the ‘whole child’ and their family. They are typically community supported environments that are trauma-informed spaces which foster conditions for the buffering effects of PCE’s (positive childhood experiences), resilience, and healing."

DCSC listed as case study for Full-Service Community Schools

AFT, July 2021

Duluth Community School Collaborative was spotlighted with three other Full-Service Community School programs in a recent publication from the American Federation of Teachers.

"Community schools create wider connections for kids and overall meet more needs for students, which is especially critical in the time of COVID." 

DCSC receives $20,000 for Hillside Youth Theatre program

April 12, 2021

The Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children selected DCSC's Hillside Youth Theatre program for $20,000 in funding.

New tool to help local families find resources in Duluth

KBJR, March 24, 2021

The Duluth Youth Program Finder is a new interactive tool to help families, educators, and students gain access to resources here in the city.

"The primary piece is that out-of-school time finder, so free or low-cost programs that are for young people for summer or after school," said Angel Nustad-Peluso, the Program Director for the Duluth Community School Collaborative.

The interactive map shows youth programs, food resources, and mental health support in your neighborhood.

Life House, Community School Collaborative partner during pandemic

WDIO, November 12, 2020

Much of our youth is spent in school. But right now, many youth aren't going there physically. Not having that space can be a barrier to connecting with teens who might be at risk. But a new partnership between the Duluth Community School Collaborative and Life House is there to bridge the gap and create change. 

$150K Funded for Schools to Close Digital Divide

KBJR, October 8, 2020

A new group called the Duluth Digital Inclusion Partnership has received $150,000 in grant funding to provide more electronic devices for students in the Duluth School District.

Duluth Digital Inclusion Partnership Announces Plans for Grant Money

WDIO, October 8, 2020

The Duluth Digital Inclusion Partnership is excited about what a $150,000 grant can mean during this pandemic. 

Community Event Beats the Back-to-School Blues

KBJR, August 18, 2020

Going back to school is difficult, especially during a pandemic.

Denfeld Hosts Back-to-School Event

Fox 21, August 18, 2020

With the school year right around the corner, a group of schools in Duluth are trying to build relationships with families and the community.

Myers-Wilkins Elementary Staff Puts on Parade for Students

Fox 21, April 30, 2020

Earlier today, teachers and staff from one Duluth Elementary School got together to try and reach out to their community during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Educators Are Adding New Meaning to Social Distancing and Working from Home

Fox 21, April 9, 2020

The Duluth Community School Collaborative staff are thinking outside the box when it comes to working remotely.

Myers-Wilkins Elementary in Need of Non-Perishable Items for Families Before School Closure

KBJR, March 16, 2020

Myers-Wilkins Elementary is busy. "We've been putting out donations since school started this morning."

Families Celebrate Black History Month

KBJR, February 27, 2020

Families gathered at Denfeld High School Thursday afternoon to celebrate Black History Month.

 

Holiday Hoopla at Myers-Wilkins Elementary

Fox 21, December 19, 2019

A Holiday Hoopla was held at Myers Wilkins Elementary School put on by the Duluth Community School Collaborative.

Myers-Wilkins Elementary Raises Enough Donations for 10,000 Books

WDIO, October 25, 2019

A social media campaign put on by Myers-Wilkins Elementary School has raised enough money to give their students 27 books of their own over the next three years.

Free Preventative Dental Cleanings Offered at Denfeld High School

Fox 21, March 5, 2018

Free preventative dental cleanings were offered to Denfeld High School students today. The cleanings are brought to the school multiple times a year by Operation Grace MN.