Education + Community

Harness the power of YOUR community to support your entire school ecosystem, increasing opportunities and changing outcomes for the children you serve

Connect to YOUR Community!

School Connect connects you to the powerful and diverse support of community partners through programs, events, grants, and campaigns. We amplify your strategic plan for your schools by galvanizing the community to help you accomplish these goals, bringing resources and support to your school communities and your neighborhoods. We share your powerful stories to advocate for the students and families you serve.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”


Give People Clear Ways To Engage

People want to partner when they are invited to specific activities, and see how they fit

Find Support For Your School

Build relationship with your community to find people and organizations who share your goals and want to help

Collaborate For Shared Success

Discover unexpected resources and ideas as each organization brings their unique resources to the mix

Increase Student Success

When the community supporting children grows, so do children’s opportunities for success

How can you engage your community so that they are a phone call away?


Love Our Schools

Invite the community to join a specific project on your campus for Love Our Schools Day!

School Connect Awards

Join us for a time when we honor champions of education both inside and outside the classroom!

Love Our Teachers

Teacher appreciation and support are significant ways to impact teacher retention! Invite community partners to celebrate our teachers!

Training & Coaching

Find training and coaching to help you reach your goals and bring support to your school community!


School Connect Summit

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

Connect at a CAFE

Invite the community to come support your target goals with strategic initiatives! Join A CAFE!

Champion Program

Find School Champions to help support your school community. Learn more about the Champion Program!

Parent Connect 

Bring the Parent Connect program to your local school! Build connections to support the families you serve.


Sponsor a School 

Share a specific project or need that will make a direct impact on your students, teachers, and community!

Support a Project

Help fund a needed school project planned by the school and community!

What We Have In Common

We tend to think of schools, businesses, churches, government offices, and hospitals as separate entities. But the same children and families live, work, worship, vote, and visit the doctor, often in the same few square miles! By inviting the community to participate in Love Our Schools Days and CAFEs, you can build relationship with your community and find people and organizations who share your goals and have a vested interest in your students’ success!

Teaching Is Most Effective When Connected to Community!

A finalist for the School Connect Hero Make Award, Mrs. Vargas credits her success to the “Village” around her. As she connects with her students’ families, Mrs. Vargas finds she is able to teach even more effectively. We all need our community!

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

School Connect Champions of Education Awards 2023

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.

New To The Valley: STEM Cafe

School Connect and the City of Phoenix Youth & Education Commision launched a new program, STEM CAFE, designed to benefit school districts throughout Arizona, aiming to bridge the gap between STEM industries and schools. 

Hear more at the link in bio
"School Connect recently held its awards ceremony to recognize Arizona's youth, and many West Valley school districts were honored at it. School Connect has been focusing on connecting schools to their communities since being founded in 2014."

Read about our 2023 School Connect Champions of Education Awards at the link in bio
Summit Partnerships Make A Difference

Our summit brought together many wonderful opportunities for partnerships to thrive, including Glendale ESD and Central Christian Church. Their newly established partnership resulted in a beautification project for one of their schools! 

Did your district create new relationships from attending our summit? Did your company adopt or support a local school since our event? Send us an email about your story today! Email and tell us how the School Connect Summit changed your community!
Thank you @bcbsaz for spreading the love to eight Phoenix schools this #teacherappreciationweek 💙
How do we ensure our students have the tools they need to succeed? Our guest this week, Jason Catanese, shares the importance of taking initiative to build math skills in Arizona youth. Tune in to hear about the crucial role mathematics plays on our children's future. Link in bio
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