CCMA P20 CONNECTS


Communities Organizing Networks Now to Engage Citizens Through Service

Resources

  • P20 CONNECTS Implementation Task Force Members [pdf]
  • P20 CONNECTS Implementation Task Force - Purpose, Goals, and Timeline [pdf]
  • CCMA CONNECTS Information Sheet [pdf]
  • CCMA CONNECTS Task Force Synopsis [pdf]
  • MCTP-MCPS Collaboration Impact [pdf]
  • Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work [pdf]
  • Summary Results of the Montgomery College-Takoma Park/Montgomery County Public Schools Partnership Program [pdf]
  • The Need

    Educating our students—Pre-K through graduate school—is critical to the long-term economic, social, and civic well-being of our region. At every level, communities and educational systems are challenged by issues related to academic and career readiness, access, retention, completion, and limited resources. Further, the needs of our local and global communities require that we graduate students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be life-long engaged and productive citizens.

    The Opportunity

    CCMA members engage in their communities—via research, partnerships, and service-learning—to build stronger communities and responsible citizens. Through service-learning, students engage with community partners to address community needs as both a means and application of learning. Research indicates that service-learning positively impacts academic achievement, inter-personal skills, and civic commitment, leading to measurable improvement for students and communities.Maryland and Washington, DC have a rich tradition of engaging students at all levels in service-learning. However, the great potential of higher education and PreK-12 students collaboratively addressing community needs via service has not yet been tapped.

    The Plan

    CCMA is uniquely positioned to facilitate a cross-sector service-learning collaboration of PreK-12 and higher education, as well as philanthropic, civic and community leaders. This partnership will increase student success from cradle to career and yield improved education and community outcomes by working toward a set of common goals.

    CCMA is uniquely positioned to facilitate a cross-sector service-learning collaboration of PreK-12 and higher education, as well as philanthropic, civic and community leaders. This partnership will increase student success from cradle to career and yield improved education and community outcomes by working toward a set of common goals.

    Coming out of the CCMA P20 Task Force is a 5 year Action Plan.

    Action Plan Cover

    Click here to download the pdf.

    For more information please email info@mdccc.org or call 301.696.3280.