Community Schools Publications

Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Practical Guide. Social return on investment (SROI) analysis offers a practical new approach for measuring and communicating the value of outcomes achieved by programs that provide social, health, and educational services to children and their families.

Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Case Study. This case study documents the process of applying social return on investment (SROI) analysis to measure the economic value of two community schools operated by The Children's Aid Society, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods ─ PS 5 and Salomé Ureña.

NCCS staff contributed chapters to Advancing Youth Work: Current Trends, Critical Questions, edited by Dana Fusco and published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group in 2012 features chapters by Sarah Jonas, NCCS Director of Regional Initiatives, and Jane Quinn, CAS Vice President for Community Schools and Director NCCS.

Building Community Schools: A Guide for Action is a book written and published by The Children’s Aid Society’s National Center for Community School that documents key lessons from 20 years of implementation of community schools in New York City and nationally.

Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success. Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Community School is featured in this groundbreaking publication.

Community Schools - Opening Doors of Opportunity This annual report illustrates the breadth and scope of Children’s Aid’s community schools strategy that is effective in overcoming the challenges to education presented by immigration and poverty.

Co-Edited by Joy Dryfoos, Jane Quinn and Carol Barkin