Community Schools

Community Schools in the Appleton Area School District

Engage students. Empower families. Enhance neighborhoods.

The Appleton Area School District (AASD) is implementing a more focused effort to connect the school with the community. Jefferson Elementary will be the first school site to be a Community School.

Within each community school is a central gathering place called the Community Resource Center (CRC) and a full-time key point person, the Community Schools Resource Coordinator (CSRC). The CRC at Jefferson Elementary 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 Jefferson’s diverse populations. 

A goal for the first year is to conduct a needs assessment for the 19-20 school year to evaluate current programs and future opportunities. 

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
  • Inspire and empower others 

More about Kong Moua

Kong Moua is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He fell in love with serving students and families while volunteering with the After School Program at the YMCA.  This unprecedented opportunity led him to serve for the AmeriCorps Program known as College Possible in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, he worked closely with diverse students ensuring academic access and persistence in higher education.  

As his term of service came to an end, he was fortunate to be a part of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater team as an Admissions Counselor & Multicultural Outreach Coordinator.  

Today, he is back home in Appleton, where he will continue to strive for social justice, equity, and inclusion. He is looking forward to serving and assisting all students and families to broaden educational opportunities that will increase academic, personal, and professional achievements.  


Community Schools Resource Coordinator (CSRC)

Kong Moua
(920) 832-6349

Kong Moua

The Community Resource Center is located within Jefferson Elementary in Lower Level Room 003.

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