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Watch this short video to learn more about the NYS Community Schools Technical Assistance Center at Binghamton University.

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Our mission

To support New York State judicial districts five, six, seven and eight in building 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 using an interconnected systems framework.

The Latest on Our Blog

C/W CSTAC April ’22 Community School Spotlight

April 2022 - C/W CSTAC Community School Spotlight: We Couldn’t Do It Without Them: Leveraging Community Partnerships A spotlight on Syracuse City School District

Our Primary Goals

Provide technical assistance that supports the whole child, family, and community using an interconnected systems framework.

Provide professional development that builds capacity for promoting optimal academic, mental health, and health outcomes for children and youth.

Engage people around shared interest to create opportunities for change and to act upon them.

Our Team

Elizabeth Anderson
Elizabeth AndersonDirector
Liz has been in the field of education for over 30 years as an educator, administrator, and teacher educator. Over the past five years, Liz has served as a consultant for the Binghamton University Community Schools (BUCS) initiative.
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Nicole Koschmann
Nicole KoschmannDirector of Partnerships at Binghamton University Community Schools
Nicky Koschmann is currently the Director of Partnerships at Binghamton University Schools. She has over twenty years of experience as a professor, educator and administrator, with a focus on connecting institutions of higher education with community organizations and local school districts.
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Tara Edmunds
Tara EdmundsIncoming Director
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University-Assisted Community Schools

Communities throughout New York State are building capacity for their community schools strategy by utilizing a University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) approach. University-assisted community schools are places and partnerships linking the school system, key community resources, and higher education with an integrated focus on academics, support systems, and civic engagement.

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