September 2022

Meet the Central/Western NY Community Schools Technical Assistance Center



Our team has a background in education, community-based organizations, and health services. Read more about our commitment to lifting up community leaders below, and consider reaching out to us directly!

From Delaware County up to Jefferson and Lewis Counties and throughout the Western region of New York, the Central/Western Community Schools Technical Assistance Center is a resource for building capacity using a Community Schools (CS) approach. A CS approach isn’t a new concept—school districts and their County and CBO partners have been working together to help all students, families, and communities thrive for many years. A CS approach is aligned with educational goals, focusing on the integration of academic, psycho-social and health/wellness programs and services to improve attendance, increase graduation rates, and foster college and career readiness. The TAC offers free professional development and guidance to strengthen the work of school and community partners. We hope you will participate in our upcoming virtual events, or reach out to learn how our team can support you, your staff, and their students and families.

​​Tara Edmunds
Director, C/W CSTAC

Tara is the director of the TAC at Binghamton University. She has over 6 years experience working with Binghamton University Community Schools in different roles. Tara started her work as a Community School Coordinator and has worked in both public and private school districts. Tara understands the importance of partnerships and collaboration to strengthen community schools for the success of all students and families.

Upcoming Central/Western NYS CS TAC Events:

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