Welcome to the Stockton Center for Community Schools! We are a part of the School of Education.
Location: Offices F211 a&b
Purpose: Work with urban schools in creating positive change for schools as well as for their neighborhoods and communities.
How will we do this? We will achieve this through partnering with community groups already at work in supporting schools as well as new partners who would like to join us.
What’s New at SCCS?
1. New Community Partnership Fellows. CP Fellows are undergraduate students who have completed at least one Community Partnership course in Anthropology/Sociology, and have been selected to work with Stockton students in various service learning projects in Atlantic City and the surrounding area. Help us welcome Jennifer Love, Amy Albee, Morgan Truncale and returning Fellow Scott Fisher.
2. Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) members. College graduates Virginia Ashley and Cheneise Wright will work with Stockton Center for Community Schools for one year – from August 2012 – August 2013. The Hands On Corps VISTA Program focuses on anti-poverty and community empowerment through sustainable solutions and capacity building. Virginia is a graduate from Stockton and Cheneise is a graduate from Rutgers University. Click here for more information about the national Hands On Corps VISTA Program.
Current Projects In the Urban Community for AY2011-2012
After-School Homework Assistance and Mentoring
Community Organizations' Support (ie, Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club, Covenant House, Rescue Mission)
School and Community Gardens
School Nursing Support for Grades K-12 (through Stockton's Nursing Program)
STEM Service Learning Initiative
Yoga for K-12
The Netter Model
Here at Stockton we will use the University of Pennsylvania's Netter Center for Community Partnerships university-assisted community school model to help support schools in South Jersey. We are pleased the Atlantic City School District has agreed to partner with Stockton in implementing and assessing the Netter model as applied to a shore community.
Join us as we work with community partners and our schools to improve students’ lives and transform our community, one school at a time.
Reva Curry, PhD
Executive Director of Community Partnerships
Stockton Center for Community Schools, School of Education
Dr. Joseph Rubenstein
Professor of Anthropology, Coordinator
Faculty and Community Partnerships