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Seeking the Wisdom of Residents: The New Community Engagement Council
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Seeking the Wisdom of Residents: The New Community Engagement Council

Charleston Promise Neighborhood works in The Neck in a collaborative relationship with members of the communities it serves. CPN staff know that they cannot serve the Neighborhood without the wisdom and insights of its neighbors. From its inception, CPN has empaneled a Community Engagement Council (CEC), a cross-section of adult community residents, to advise its…

The Critical Importance of Community Engagement in Schools
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The Critical Importance of Community Engagement in Schools

Research has demonstrated repeatedly and convincingly that parental and community involvement in schools leads to improved academic and behavioral outcomes for the children. One study found that family participation in education was twice as predictive of students’ academic success as family socioeconomic status. Some of the more intensive programs had effects that were 10 times…