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Community Schools

Engage students. Empower families. Enhance neighborhoods.

The Appleton Area School District is implementing a more focused effort to connect the school with the community. Within each community school is a central gathering place called the Community Resource Center and a full-time key point person, the Community Schools Resource Coordinator. 

The CRC will provide services and resources to students, staff, families, and the surrounding neighborhood. The CSRC’s primary role is to coordinate efforts with community agencies and organizations to meet the needs of our diverse populations.


Through intentional connections, resources, and services, we will enhance student learning, strengthen families and support healthy neighborhoods by reducing systemic barriers.


The core purpose of Community Schools is to ensure equitable access to: 

  • Essential resources and services 
  • Stronger connections with students, families, and neighborhoods 
  • Academic preparation and persistence
  • A safe, supportive, and inclusive environment

Community Schools will impact and ripple out, leading to

  • Living and sustaining healthy lifestyles  
  • Engaged students and families 
  • Increased civic and community services
  • Inspiring and empowering others  
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Community Schools Resource Coordinator
Leah Zwiers

Community Schools Resource Coordinator
Collin Byers