The Boston Public Schools (BPS) identifies six areas of support that community and faith- based partners can provide for schools: Academic, College & Career, Health & Wellness, Parents & Family, Resource & Capacity, and Afterschool & Recreation. The school needs and community-based resource assessment surveys break these categories down into more detailed subcategories.

Some of the most common existing partnership models include:

  • Service Projects
  • School Events Volunteering
  • Resource Donations (of clothing, books, supplies, gift cards, or money)
  • Mentoring
  • In-class Tutoring or Reading Buddies
  • Afterschool Academic and Enrichment Program
  • MCAS/PARCC Bootcamp (preparation for state tests)
  • Saturday School
  • Parent Council Support
  • School and Community Advocacy

As a church, you can choose to: