If you are working to address opportunity gaps in education, especially for children of color and children experiencing trauma, dig into this reading list related to the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Innovation Design Summit: Accelerating Achievement for All Children, to be held Oct. 18-20 in Chicago.

There’s still time to join the summit, where you’ll use your experiences and expertise, as well as the human-centered design process, to build solutions that improve school culture and climate.

Click on the spark session topics to access the publications, many of which have been authored by the presenters.

Community Schools as a Whole-Child Approach to School Transformation

  • Community Schools: An Evidence-Based Strategy for Equitable School Improvement
  • Education and Community Building: Connecting Two Worlds
  • Together We Can: A Guide for Crafting a Pro-Family System of Education and Human Services

Promoting Trauma Sensitivity in Schools

  • Trauma Sensitive Schools Toolkit
  • Trauma Sensitive Schools learning module series
  • "A Time to Heal" article series

Leveraging Systems Change to Promote Inclusive School Culture and Climate

  • Engagement in Action: Successes in Mental and Behavioral Health

Bringing a Vision for Education Reform to the Ballot Box

  • "The Dawn of Systems Leadership"

How Local Governments Are Enhancing Investments in Kids

  • Funding Brighter Futures Discussion Paper

View full details for the Innovation Design Summit  and register online to participate.

Contact the Alliance Meetings Department with questions.