Binghamton Event Highlights

The following are a few highlights from our recent regional event at Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs on University-Assisted Community Schools Models.

Jay Roscup, Community Schools Director, Wayne County Consortium of Community Schools shares how to build capacity in a rural districts through community partnerships.

Anibal Soler, Jr., Associate Superintendent, describes Buffalo Public School’s education bargain with students and parents.

Luann Kida, Director, Regional Network Binghamton University Community Schools (BUCS), identifies potential partners within a university-assisted community schools model.

Panelists (L to R) Maureen Patterson, LeMoyne College; Kathy Sheehan, Broome-Tioga BOCES; Tricia Snyder, College of Brockport; Sara Hall, Binghamton University; and, Wendy Paterson, Buffalo State College, provide key factors in successful school-university partnerships.

Feedback from participants was very positive. As one participant shared, “I loved and appreciated the dialogue.” Another noted, “It was good to hear so many different perspectives.” A third participant expressed, “ Please make the next event longer, I want more.”

What’s New

The Central/Western CS TAC has three regional events and two webinars scheduled for May. We are in full swing this spring! If you haven’t registered for the following events or webinars, it isn’t too late to do so!

The CS TAC continues to build new partnerships around the Central/Western Region and beyond! In addition to our upcoming regional events and webinars, we will be presenting to the superintendents within Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES and conducting site visits with Harpursville Central School District, Watertown City School District, and Fulton School District.

Binghamton University travel funds provided Liz Anderson, C/W CS TAC Director, and Luann Kida, Director, Regional Network – Binghamton University Community Schools with an opportunity to see firsthand how the University of Central Florida’s Center for Community Schools is ensuring consistency of quality programming as well as strategy and framework fidelity by developing a process to certify Community Partnership Schools.
During their visit, they had the opportunity to visit Evans High School – one of UCF’s Community Partnership Schools with Dr. Amy Ellis, Director of the Center for Community Schools at the University of Central Florida’s College of Community Innovation and Education.

Amy Ellis, Luann Kida, and Liz Anderson at Evans High School, a Community Partnership School in Orlando Florida.

For more information on UCF’s Center for Community Schools please click here.

For more information on Evans High School – Community Partnership School please click here.

Spotlight of the Month: East High – Rochester City School District

Liz Anderson, C/W Region CS TAC Director, recently had the pleasure of visiting with our Rochester partner, Ms. Lorna Washington, Assistant Superintendent of Strategic Planning – East High. East High serves as an excellent example of how the community school strategy can be used to support students.

East High School – 1801 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609

East’s Food and Resource Pantry and Community Coordinator. The pantry serves 200 scholars and families a year with emergency food and hygiene supplies.

Employees of Hillside’s Work-Scholarship Connection Program. One of East’s on-site agencies that provides academic mentoring and college and career support for scholars.

Lower School students grades 6-8 have an opportunity to speak with a variety of local employers during East’s annual Career Day.

Please click here to learn more about how East High supports students and families using the four pillars of a community school.

Do you have a community school story that you would like featured in our e-newsletter?

Email Elizabeth Anderson at or call 607-777-9383.