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!

Annual Impact Report 2022

your
impact

$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

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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.

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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.

Stand up for STEM Education! Help #SchoolConnect and partners bridge the gap between education and industry by attending the STEM CAFE on March 28th @gcu - register: https://schoolconnectaz.org/stem-cafe/ This is your chance to connect with industry leaders and school leaders who are coming together to plan projects and initiatives that bring real world STEM experiences, opportunities and connections to AZ K-12 students. Together, we can build a STEM pipeline for AZ students because #everystudent deserves a #STEMchoice. Thank you Title Sponsor @bcbsaz and Hosting Partners @GCU and @cityofphoenixaz as well as Keynote Sponsor @gentechsupport !!
 
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Happy National Public Schools Week from #SchoolConnect! We dare you not to smile as you watch these students from #RooseveltSchoolDistrict @rsdno66 @sunlandsteamacademy and #PendergastElementarySchoolDistrict @pesd92 @vdpelementary who performed @footprintcntr for the #SchoolConnectSummit! Both #SunlandSTEAMAcademy and #VillaDePazElementary schools participated in the School Connect #STEMCAFE last year, leading to incredible #STEAM opportunities and connections for their students. Don’t miss the chance to join us on March 28th: https://schoolconnectaz.org/stem-cafe/
 
Thank you to Summit Title Sponsor @bcbsaz and Hosting Sponsor @titansolarpowerinc, @titansolarpower_az the Official Solar Contractor of the @suns !!
Tell us your favorite prize and giveaway @footprintcntr from the #SchoolConnectSummit! Thank you @unitedportraits and @core1937 School Connect’s Event Bag Sponsors for supporting students, families and educators with #SchoolConnect and Summit Title Sponsor @bcbsaz along with Hosting Sponsor @titansolarpower_az the official solar contractor of the @suns !!
Thank you to #SchoolConnectSummit Luncheon Sponsor #VSMG ! We love celebrating educators with you because #everystudentsstorystartswithateacher !!! Thank you for leading the charge with the #SchoolConnectTeam and presenting sponsor @bcbsaz and @titansolarpower_az the official solar contractor of the @suns !!
Thank you to CMT Technical Services, the #SchoolConnectSummit Master of Ceremonies Sponsor! We love partnering with leaders like @cmttechnicalservices and @kristysiefkin who make supporting Arizona youth and educators a priority because #everychildmatters. We know #ittakesavillage to help every child reach their potential and it is leading organizations and professionals like CMT and presenting sponsor @bcbsaz who make the difference!