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Welcome to Community Partnerships

Welcome to Community Partnerships

What is a Certified Community Partner?

The term “partner” is complex- there is not a simple definition. MPS defines Certified Community Partners as external organizations/individuals that provide programs or services directly to MPS students in collaboration with the District.  If the following items apply to you, you are likely a Certified Community Partner.

 

  • Programs take place during the school day or during out-of-school time
  • Programs are provided in collaboration with the District (not a lease holder)
  • Programs take place on MPS property
  • Partners are either paid by MPS or provide services free of charge - families are never charged for services
  • Partnerships are ongoing (not one-time events) 
  • Partners serve multiple students (not an individual service provider)
  • Partnerships are mutually beneficial and strategically aligned with district priorities and/or needs of individual schools  
     

Working with Certified Community Partners allows MPS to fill gaps in service, leverage resources, and further our efforts to ensure that every student is career or college ready.  

 

What types of services do Certified Community Partners provide?

  • Literacy/tutoring
  • Enrichment (STEM, foreign language, physical fitness)
  • Arts (dance, music, theater)
  • Leadership/mentorship
  • Attendance support
  • Career and College Readiness
  • Health (dental/eye care) and Mental Health
  • Social and emotional learning


Please visit our Prospective Partner page to learn more about the process for becoming a community partner.