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COVID-19: The Center remains committed to providing high quality services in flexible and expanded ways. We are offering all-new virtual workshops, webinars and resources. Learn more.

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Connecting With Students in a Virtual World webinar
Nov. 19 | 2-3 pm EST
Give your students a head start by introducing them to Tallo, to showcase their talents and make connections for their future sooner.
Trauma Stewardship at 2020 Safe Schools conference
Trauma Stewardship sessions at the 2020 Safe Schools Conference
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Virtual Engineering Design Challenges – 3-part webinar series
Get ready for hands-on building and help your students think like engineers to build solutions to any sort of problem.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has created the opportunity for us to recognize the truth in that statement: “We all need help sometimes.”
Fall 2020 Everybody’s Kids is an e-newsletter for all Pennsylvania educators of English learners, including administrators, content-area and classroom teachers, and ESL specialists.
New Report Cites Importance of Balancing Changes for COVID-19 with Security Protocols to Prevent Violence

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What Clients Are Saying

I was so impressed your 2020 Paving the Way to Educational Success conference! I’ve shared some of the materials with our McKinney–Vento team at my agency and it’s my dream for us to put something similar together for Washington state. Thank you for setting such a great example of how to creatively engage practitioners during this challenging time!

I participated in four of the English Language Development (ELD) Virtual Workshops conducted by Andrea Kolb. Each has been incredibly informative and helpful. Thank you to Andrea for developing these opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. I am the only ESL teacher in my school and these classes have helped me realize how inspiring it is to connect with others in the field!

“Thank you for the opportunity to present at the conference. It was one of the best conferences I have ever participated in - very friendly environment, nice pace and variety of events, and wonderfully engaged attendees. I look forward to a continued partnership with your organization!”

“The Center for Schools and Communities has been a KEY partner in our conference planning and I can’t thank them enough for their guidance and help!”

“A colleague recommended that I reach out to the Center for our annual faculty conference. With a list of my needs in hand, the staff at the Center found seven fantastic presenters and sessions that fulfilled my needs far above and beyond what I had hoped. We will definitely be working with them for years to come!”

“Partnering with the Center on statewide initiatives has been extremely rewarding and mutually beneficial to our programs and to the education communities we serve. CSC staff guided a diverse array of projects including the development of a graduate level webinar series and website on green and healthy schools, support of watershed training initiatives, coordinated statewide service learning initiatives, supported Chesapeake Bay education leadership, organized conferences and professional development opportunities, provided fundraising support and offered quality workshop registration and marketing management.”

“We value and trust the staff at the Center to provide the training and technical assistance we need to implement our 21st Century Community Learning Center and Migrant Education Programs. We know we can count on them to help us design and offer afterschool and summer programming that our students enjoy and look forward to attending.”

“I’ve had the honor of working closely with CSC for over 20 years and continue to be impressed with their balance of professionalism and support. I’ve presented at their well-organized and energizing conferences. As a longtime grantee through the ELECT program, I’ve received prompt, cutting-edge information and trainings that were individualized for my needs. The CSC staff are approachable advocates committed to the well-being of all the individuals and agencies they serve.”

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SEL & school safety practitioners: Hear from experts Dec 8-10 at #SafeSchoolsConf2020 on ways positive school climate & #SEL programs strengthen #schoolsafety efforts. And learn how to implement them in your school!
Info & early bird savings:

Don't miss these #SafeSchoolsConf2020 special sessions for ways to assist schools & communities coping with stress & trauma, planning for post COVID-19 world & social emotional wellness.

Learn more & register now for early discount rates:


Join @PSAYDN & @AppTallo Thurs, Nov 19 @ 2:00 PM ET to learn about Tallo’s free app for students ages 13+ that helps match them with scholarships , #CollegeAdmissions , internships, #apprenticeships , jobs & more.

Register here:

Thousands of teenagers age out of foster care without a permanent family every year. Find out what your community can do to help. #NationalAdoptionMonth #YouthVoice #FosterCare

Are you an educator in the PA area? Be sure to mark your calendar for Nov. 19 @ 2:00 PM EST. We will be hosting a #webinar w/ @PSAYDN on how to bring your students on to Tallo, how Tallo benefits your students, and more! Register here: