SUN Recognition


National Community Schools Award for Excellence-2007

Community Schools National Award for Excellence- George Middle School, Portland
Coalition for Community Schools

Partner of the Year, Outstanding Community/School Partnership-2007
Oregon Community Education Association

"SUN Community Schools..are exceptional programs that pinpoint the needs of students and families in order to provide them the best opportunities for success."-Oregon State Superintendent Susan Castillo

SUN in the Media

"Schools and Communities: Stronger Together"- New York Times: Review Section, page 2, 5/20/12  (pdf, 52 KB)

"Here Comes the SUN"-Education Northwest Magazine, page 20, Winter 2010  (pdf, 1 MB)

 "Capacity- Building Strategies for Scaling Up and Sustaining Community School Systems"- Partnership Press Newsletter, Children's Aid Society, Fall 2009

"Raising Graduation and College Going Rates" - National Coalition for Community Schools Publication, page 11-12, August 2009  (pdf, 256 KB)

"SUN Programs Lead to Educational Success"- The Gresham Outlook, Sept. 21, 2007

"SUN Schools Shine in Multnomah County"- Metro Parent Magazine, page 12, 2007-08

SUN Policy Papers

SUN Community Schools were recognized in the following publications:

"Getting Smarter, Becoming Fairer: A Progressive Education Agenda for a Stronger Nation"-Renewing Our Schools: Securing Our Future Task Force Publication, Center for American Progress, pages 63 & 73, 2005

Growing Community Schools: The Role of Cross-Boundary Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools

Making the Difference: Research and Practice in Community School, Coalition for Community Schools

All Together Now: Sharing the Responsibility for the Whole Child, Coalition for Community Schools