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

Please join us for the School Connect Summit 2024 this February at the Footprint Center. Take your seat on the arena floor as leaders from every sector share their vision for the future. Together, we will empower our communities to connect through their local schools – building partnerships that will change the future for Arizona children.
Dr. Paul Tighe, Executive Director of Arizona School Administrators invites leaders to join ASA and School Connect at the School Connect Summit because we know Arizona youth succeed when the village shows up! Join us on February 12, 2024, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Footprint Center as we build a legacy of champions.
#SchoolConnect #ASA #AZSchoolAdministrators #ASBAAC2023 #Summit2024 #AZblue #titansolarpower #suns #titancares #phxoffcourt #ittakesavillage #champions
@arizona_asa @bcbsaz @titansolarpowerinc @suns @phxoffcourt
These quotes from #studentleaders prove that leadership matters at every age. Check out what these students from Pendergast Elementary School District, Phoenix Union High School District, and Laveen Elementary School District had to say about the #schoolconnectsummit and how it inspired them to share their #studentvoice! #studentslead #Summit2024 #SchoolConnect @phoenixunionhs @pesd92
Breaking News! School Connect is pleased to announce a confirmed date for our tenth anniversary School Connect Summit 2024. Join us on the arena floor of Footprint Center, on February 12, 2024, from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, and in partnership with Titan Solar Power, the official solar contractor of the Phoenix Suns, we invite you to lead the way for your team and your community. #SchoolConnect #Summit2024 #AZblue #titansolarpower #suns #titancares #phxoffcourt #cominginhot #leadershipmatters
What we know is that, win or lose, champions do not sit on the sidelines. They show up for their team – their community - every single day. These leaders build trust and inspire hope in those around them as they give people a vision for what is possible. Ultimately, champions pave the way for future leaders, and in so doing, champions change the world. Join us in the arena for the Summit! @bcbsaz @titansolarpowerinc @suns @phxoffcourt @benwallsfilms
Watch as students volunteering at Sahuaro Elementary for Love Our Schools Day teach our team about respect. We love working with the next generation of leaders! Well done!! School Connect cannot do this important work without you. Donate today to help us bring more support for Arizona student leaders! #SchoolConnect #WESDfamily #respect #studentleaders #studentvoice #belonging #loveourschoolsday 
@sahuaro_wesd @wesdschools
Why sponsor a student’s STEM “Game Day” Field Trip? While STEM careers are the future of education, the research shows that more than 2/3rds of middle school students do not enter high school ready to start working toward a STEM career.
As Principal Ontiveros says, “You can’t dream about something you don’t know about.”
But together, we can give kids a vision for their career potential, as well as connections and resources to help them prepare. Early support makes the difference. Every student deserves a STEM Choice. Sponsor a student today! 
#STEMstudents #everystudent #schoolconnect #ACECAZ #ASUInnovation #gameday #givingtuesday #careersofthefuture #studentvoice
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