Wednesday, February 20, 2019

School District Teams Sought For Community Engagement Network

SAN BERNARDINO – School districts in California that have demonstrated success in community engagement are being encouraged to submit applications to be part of the statewide Community Engagement Initiative’s inaugural Peer Leading and Learning Network.

The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) is an integral part of California’s new System of Support, which has been established to build school district capacity to ensure that each student has the resources needed to succeed.

The CEI is designed to strengthen the capacity of school districts and communities to authentically engage each other to have difficult conversations, to build trusting relationships, and to identify effective models of community engagement and metrics to evaluate those models.

The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, the California Association for Bilingual Education, and Families In Schools jointly lead the CEI.

If selected to be part of the CEI’s Peer Leading and Learning Network, school districts will have the unique opportunity to help lead the efforts to build statewide capacity for meaningful community engagement in California’s public schools. Districts also will be asked to make a three-year commitment to participate and will receive a stipend to offset the costs of participation.

To apply, districts should submit a Letter of Interest by email to Josh Daniels at The preferred submission deadline is Friday, March 8, 2019. If necessary, however, Letters of Interest will be accepted up to 9 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019.

For more information about joining the Peer Leading and Learning Network for the Community Engagement Initiative and specifics for applying, visit the CCEE website.

For press inquiries: 

Contact: Ana Tintocalis
CCEE Sr. Manager for Outreach and Communications
916-666-2274 mobile

Christine McGrew
SBCSS Chief Communications Officer
(909) 386-2413