we champion children by connecting schools to their communities

About Us

We connect schools to community, building a village of support around them, so that every child has the resources and connections they need to reach their potential!

From Our Founders

“I think a founder’s heart is when you really understand that there is genius, and passion, and love in other people. I get the chance, as the founder of School Connect, to unleash that beauty in other people. I get to believe in them, maybe even more than they believe in themselves. I get to introduce them to each other. I get to create that clear and simple pathway for them to be able to walk down together and transform a child’s life, a school’s life, and even a community’s life. There’s no greater feeling than believing in other people and getting to see them succeed.”

Why It Takes A Village

The resources and support kids need are all around them, but often parents, principals, and local leaders are disconnected and have no idea what their community can offer. School Connect helps leaders like YOU to build a village of support for the children in your community! We connect, train, and coach you to build strong, strategic partnerships that support local schools. Together, we can change the outcomes for children – because it truly takes a village to help EVERY CHILD reach their potential!

How to Get Involved!

Connect at a CAFÉ

Want to connect with school leadership and learn how you can make a difference?

Join a CAFÉ!

Champion Coaching

Want to take initiative in your community, but are not sure where to start?

We can help!

Love Our Schools

Join a service project geared to strategically impact the greatest goals of a school!

Parent Connect

Connect with other parents! Hear from experts on topics that you are living every single day!

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher retention has a major impact on student outcomes. Let’s show them some love!

School Connect Summit

Network with top leaders across the state to form partnerships that change the outcomes for kids!

School Connect Awards

Help us honor champions of education both inside and outside the classroom!

What is the impact of community engagement?

We are so glad you asked! School Connect helps people build strategic partnerships to directly impact outcomes at local schools. We measure progress in School Case Studies which show how outcomes for children can change over time, as the community pools their network of resources to target areas of greatest need. Together, we can build the world our children deserve.


$1.3 million dollars of volunteer service to school communities

12,484 computers donated

“You can be 5 and change the world, you can be 16 and change the world, 20 – any age you can change the world.”

4th Grade Student
Mountain View School


Teacher retention in one K-8 school increased from 35% to 93%

Increased kindergarten reading scores 39% in K-8 AZ school

10,000 teacher care packages donated in 2020

Increased scores in math for students in one AZ elementary school: 20% of 4th graders, 19% of 5th graders, and 47% of 6th graders

Join Our Village

Doing this alone is impossible; it takes all of us working together to make a difference.

Latest Podcast

Upcoming Event

Champions of Education Awards


The School Connect Champions of Education Awards was held Thursday, April 28, 2022. Together, we honored those who have built trust, modeled resilience, and cultivated courageous leadership in our education communities!