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Tucson Community Schools Initiative

The Tucson Community Schools Initiative is a collaborative effort to increase graduation rates and connect students with post-graduation opportunities at eight schools across Tucson. Led by the Tucson Mayor's Office and Arizona Serve, this initiative was launched in April 2015 with the first AmeriCorps members starting in schools in September of 2015. 

CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer announced that the City of Tucson will be awarded an Operation AmeriCorps grant at the 2015 Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer announced that the City of Tucson will be awarded an Operation AmeriCorps grant at the 2015 Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

Community Schools

Community Schools are resource hubs, housed in public schools, that make services and programming provided by partner agencies more accessible to families and students. Local partner agencies and school staff work together to ensure integrated support in academics, health, social services, youth development, and community engagement. 

AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, Senior Corps, and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members are serving with schools and various nonprofit agencies to implement this service delivery model.


Partner with the Community Schools

If your agency is interested in providing programming or services in partnership with one or more schools, please fill out this partner survey.

Sign-up here for updates on the development of the Tucson Community Schools Initiative.

This initiative is made possible with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Marshall Foundation, and the Helios Foundation.