Community Schools are K-12 campuses that can help support student academic, physical and mental health needs by integrating community engagement and real-world learning opportunities.
For years, ICUC parents leaders have conducted research, met with key school district leaders and stakeholders and have found in our research and advocacy that when school districts focus on family engagement it leads to higher student enrollment rates at colleges, and ultimately to a well-rounded individual with the emotional and mental stability required to succeed in life.
Despite many of the covid restrictions being lifted, many families in the Inland Empire continue to feel the lingering economic and health impacts of the pandemic. Parent and youth leaders with Inland Congregations United for Change are continuing to make a difference for working families across San Bernardino and the Coachella Valley by delivering much-needed care packages during the coronavirus pandemic.
As a part of ICUC’s parent and student engagement, local organizing committees (LOCs) partner with local public higher education institutions California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) to provide families with important information and resources for college. This information includes navigating access to financial aid.