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Theory of Change

Theory of Change

What makes an NYC Community School special? Community Schools share a common vision that all children receive the individualized attention they need to succeed. 

The Theory of Change embraced by Community Schools shows that by investing in partnerships and infrastructure to provide support, Community Schools have the capacity to work efficiently and effectively to help students and their families get the help they need to thrive. 


As is outlined in our theory of change, by investing in collaborative partnerships, infrastructure, strategic use of data, healthy learning communities, and families organized around student success will result in four key capacities for whole child support. The Core Capacities Table provides an overview of each of the core capacities of a Community School.