Our Strategic Plan
DCSC’s strategic plan intentionally centers students and their families, aligns our goals and strategies with the Duluth Public School District and community partners, and reflects best practices for full-service community schools. We began by identifying and engaging key stakeholders, then used their input to drive our work. With that stakeholder guidance, we conducted a comprehensive SWOT analysis, developed an organizational vision and updated mission, and developed our goals and strategies.
Vision: Students and families flourish in connected schools and communities
Mission: DCSC promotes wellbeing and success for Duluth Public Schools students and families by co-creating, celebrating, and mobilizing for equitable educational experiences.
Strategic Planning Process
Vision, Mission, Goals & Strategies Feedback - Round 2 Feedback
As we finalized our mission, vision, key goals, and strategies, we collected feedback from current and past DCSC stakeholders: students, teachers, parents/families, community members, school staff, etc! Click below to view the results.
Strategic Planning - Initial Feedback Results
Thank you to everyone helping the Collaborative "plan into existence" the schools we all know our students and families deserve! We collected feedback from current and past DCSC stakeholders: students, teachers, parents/families, community members, school staff, etc! Click below to view the results.
Foster an inclusive, welcoming, sustained culture of collaboration
Strengthen, deepen relationships between DCSC and families, students, educators, partners, and the district
Ensure we hear from all our key stakeholders
Create opportunities for stakeholders with varying perspectives to listen to and learn from each other
Seek input from students and families about their lived experiences in the schools
Understand what is and isn’t working for students, families, educators
Ask how stakeholders define success
Gather perspectives on opportunities and constraints for the collaborative, school district, and partners to work together
Provide information on the needs and opportunities in the schools and how DCSC is helping to address those
Use multiple means/methods to provide stakeholders with information the full-service community schools model, purpose and history of DCSC, funding, recent and current programming, partners, and impacts