Key Practices

Collaborative leadership, shared power and voice

Expanded, enriched learning opportunities

Powerful student and family engagement

Integrated systems of support

Culture of belonging, safety, and care

Rigorous, community-connected classroom instruction

What We Do

The mission of the New York State Regional Technical Assistance Centers is to build upon the existing strengths of school districts to remove barriers to learning and support the whole child through technical assistance, professional development, and the creation of Communities of Practice that advance the community schools strategy.

What is a community school?

A community school is a partnership between school staff and the community to extend youth learning opportunities, engage families, improve access to health services and strengthen community connections.

We Want to Hear from You

This quick inquiry form will help us get a better idea of you and your needs so we can take the first steps toward working together. To see what’s happening in your region, click on the map below.

Find your region

The NYS Technical Assistance Centers operate in three regions: Central/Western, Eastern and New York City. Use our interactive map to locate your county and corresponding region. That way, we can provide the information that’s most relevant to you.