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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.

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C/W CSTAC September ’21 Updates

September 2021 Meet the Central/Western NY Community Schools Technical Assistance Center Contact: cstac@binghamton.edu   Our team has a background in education, community-based organizations,

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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.
Margaret Gates
Margaret GatesAssistant Director
Margie’s experience includes developing and maintaining mutually beneficial community-based partnerships between students and non-profit organizations in our community. These valuable partnerships increased volunteer, internship, and job opportunities for students, as well as helped meet the emerging needs of non-profit organizations and our community.
Luann Kida
Luann KidaC/W CSTAC Team Member
Luann serves as the Director of the Binghamton University Community Schools Regional Network. In this role, she supports Community School Coordinators and the districts they serve within Broome-Tioga BOCES in the development of their University-Assisted Community School model.

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