Community Partnership School
Improving Student Well-being
Community Partnership Schools:
Franklin Park Elementary
Fort Myers Middle Academy
Colonial Elementary School
In collaboration with United Way, The School District of Lee County, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Lee Health.
Through a long-term collaborative partnership between four core community partners along with the Center for Community Schools at the University of Central Florida, Franklin Park Elementary (2323 Ford St., Ft Myers, FL 33916) was selected as Lee County’s first Community Partnership School. In 2021, Fort Myers Middle Academy (3050 Central Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901) was selected as the second Community Partnership School, in an effort to follow the ‘cradle to career’ pathway.
A Community Partnership School is both a physical place, as well as a set of partnerships between a school and community resources. A Community Partnership School utilizes four pillars- expanded learning, wellness supports, family and community engagement, and collaborative leadership- to focus its efforts in addressing barriers to success such as hunger, poverty, lack of access to adequate health care, lack of educational supports, and other challenges the community faces, as identified by the community. Through eliminating these barriers to resources for students, staff, families, and the community, the Community Partnership Schools’ goal is to increase the chances of student success and well-being.
Joining the team in 2023, Colonial Elementary was chosen as the newest Community Partnership School.
Who We Are
Angela Jackson, Vice President Community Partnership School , Angela@UnitedWayLee.org
Charlene Mitchell, Community Partnership School Director, Franklin Park Elementary, email@example.com
Victoria Guillard, Community Partnership School Manager, Fort Myers Middle Academy, Victoria@UnitedWayLee.org
David Fairman-Johnson, Community Partnership School Manager, Franklin Park Elementary, David@UnitedWayLee.org
Manuel Diaz, Community Partnership School Coordinator, Franklin Park Elementary, Manuel@UnitedWayLee.org
Flora Sharp, Community Partnership School Coordinator, Fort Myers Middle Academy, Flora@UnitedWayLee.org
Susan Joseph, Community Partnership School Wellness Coordinator, Franklin Park Elementary and Fort Myers Middle Academy, firstname.lastname@example.org