we champion children by connecting schools to their communities
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!
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!
Connect with other parents! Hear from experts on topics that you are living every single day!
Love Our Teachers
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!
Champions of Education 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.
Our Founder’s Story
Every one of us has a story. Did you know that Tracey Beal’s childhood motivates her to support every child in every neighborhood she possibly can? Watch her story to find out more!
$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.
News & Events
Nominate A Champion of Education
Nominations open February 12 – March 14
The School Connect Champions of Education Awards event honors those who lead with heart and help us to build a brighter future for Arizona youth.