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!

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.

Latest Podcast

Upcoming Event

School Connect Summit 2023

Please join us for the 7th Annual School Connect Summit on January 31, 2023, at Grand Canyon University Arena. Take your seat at the table as leaders from every sector share their vision for the future. Together, we will build resiliency, curate innovative solutions to new challenges, and empower our communities to connect through their local schools – building partnerships that will change the future for Arizona children.

Congratulations to our founder, Tracey Beal, on being recognized by the Laveen Chamber of Commerce with the Community Leader Award 🧡
From grabbing his tools to construct classrooms across the state to mentoring an incoming generation in STEM, our guest is all hands on deck in helping build a better education for our children!
Every child deserves to come to a school where they feel seen and supported. Thank you to all who have partnered with us this year. Consider joining us schoolconnectaz.org/donation
Hundreds of Arizona schools have been impacted this year and next year, we are going for more. Join our mission this #GivingTuesday at schoolconnectaz.org/donation
Together, we create a brighter future for Arizona children! This #givingtuesday , consider making an impact that lasts a lifetime. Because of our generous partners, we are helping connect schools to their village and find additional resources for our children. 

Make a donation today at schoolconnectaz.org 🧡