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MCSP Coordinator Appreciation Week

September 18, 2023

Community School Coordinator Appreciation Week is September 18 – 22 and we're celebrating our Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership Coordinators.

Written by: Briana Fox, Community Schools K-8 Manager

Each September, communities come together to celebrate a group of unsung heroes who play a crucial role in shaping the futures of countless students and families - the Community School Coordinators. From September 18th to 22nd, schools and communities across the country will unite to express their gratitude and appreciation for these dedicated individuals who tirelessly work to bridge the gap between education and the community.

Community School Coordinators are the backbone of the community school model, which emphasizes collaboration and partnerships among schools, families, and community organizations. Their primary objective is to transform schools into places where students, families, and the surrounding community can work together to ensure every student is successful. These coordinators wear many hats, acting as liaisons between schools and families, connecting students with essential services, and organizing enrichment programs that cater to the diverse needs of the school community. Whether it's organizing a community school leadership team, coordinating health and wellness services, or facilitating parent engagement workshops, Community School Coordinators are instrumental in creating a holistic and nurturing learning environment for all.


Community School Coordinator Appreciation Week is a time to shine a spotlight on these dedicated professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes. Throughout this week, schools and communities will recognize the Community School Coordinators supporting their community. The week will be filled with shoutouts, celebrations, and appreciation to honor and recognize their efforts and contributions. Closing the week will be a food and fun-filled celebratory outing with all Milwaukee Community School Partnership Community School Coordinators.

Recognizing and appreciating Community School Coordinators is not just a mere gesture; it carries significant meaning and impact. These dedicated individuals often work in demanding and emotionally taxing environments, facing challenges head-on to support their students. Feeling valued and appreciated enhances their motivation and dedication to their work, inspiring them to continue making a positive difference in the lives of those they serve. Moreover, celebrating Community School Coordinator Appreciation Week also raises awareness of the community school model and its effectiveness in promoting equitable education and community leadership. It encourages more schools and communities to embrace this approach and invest in the movement to support their coordinators and the programs they run.

Community School Coordinator Appreciation Week is a special time to honor those who go above and beyond to strengthen the bond between schools, families, and communities. Their dedication and commitment are the driving forces behind creating inclusive and supportive learning environments for students. As communities come together to celebrate these unsung heroes, they not only express their gratitude but also renew their commitment to building a brighter and more promising future for all students. So, during this week, let's take a moment to say "thank you" to the Community School Coordinators for their invaluable contributions to education and society.

Thank you, mcsp coordinators

LaResha Love
Walnut Way supporting Hopkins – Lloyd Community School

Jessica Mendez
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers supporting South Division High School 

LaRia Brent
Milwaukee Christian Center supporting Bradley Tech High School 

Robbie Teel 
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center supporting Lincoln Avenue School

Derrick Shoates
Greater Milwaukee Urban League supporting North Division High School 

 Ludys Ebratt
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center supporting Zablocki School 

Jennifer Langoehr 
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin supporting Westside Academy

 Gianna Holschbach
Silver Spring Neighborhood Center supporting Browning Elementary School

Kimberly Bikulcius
Greater Milwaukee Urban League supporting Auer Avenue

Caren Cazares
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee supporting Alexander Mitchell School

Angela Wigley
WestCare WI supporting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School 

Jenna Smith
Milwaukee Public Museum supporting Oliver Wendell Holmes School 


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