California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP)

What is a community school?

"A community school is any school serving pre-Kindergarten through high school students using a “whole-child” approach, with “an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement.” As a school improvement strategy, community school initiatives enable the local education agency (LEA) and school to work closely with educators, students, and families to understand and address the unique needs, assets, and aspirations of the school community."

(California Community Schools Framework)


The TCOE Community Schools Team envisions a future where every school serves as the hub of its community, practicing collaborative leadership through family and community engagement, caring for the whole-student, and providing meaningful learning opportunities.


The TCOE Community Schools Team mission is to grow and empower school and district teams to create meaningful learning opportunities for all students. This is achieved by communicating with care, building trusting relationships, and providing quality support.

Integrated Student Support

TCOE Community Schools Team

John Davis
(559) 302-3648 Ext. 3117

Sue Wallace-Sims
CCSPP Director
(559) 651-3022 Ext. 3955

Carin Hernandez
CCSPP Coordinator
(559) 651-3022 Ext. 3966

Delia Martinez
CCSPP Coordinator
(559) 651-3022 Ext. 3967

Events & Activities

Community Schools Community of Transformative Practice (CoTP)

September 26, 2024
November 18, 2024
Jaunuary 30, 2025
March 20, 2025
May 1, 2025

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

7000 W. Doe Ave.
Visalia, CA 93291

This CoTP meeting (1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) is designed to offer support to LEAs and sites interested in community schools work, as well as technical assistance to CCSPP grantees. Each CoTP meeting will be followed by optional networking time (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

Community Schools Office Hours

October 15, 2024
December 10, 2024
February 18, 2025
April 15, 2025
May 20, 2025
June 10, 2025

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Office Hours is a live, informal chat during which attendees have the opportunity to ask general and site-specific questions regarding community schools and the CCSPP grant.

Community Schools Essentials

October 17, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Community Schools Essentials is a workshop designed to equip participants with fundamental skills and knowledge around the community schools framework. TCOE encourages anyone seeking to explore the foundational aspects of community schools to attend.

Community Schools Calendar of Events 2024 - 2025

The CCSPP Calendar of Events includes CCSPP events hosted by TCOE, RTAC, and STAC. We encourage periodic review of the calendar, as events and information are added as they becomes available.