450 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
San Francisco Unified School District
Principal: Richard Curci
Lead Agency: Mission Beacon
Community School Leadership: Tracy Brown
Community School Since: 2011
Student Services: Afterschool Program, Summer Learning, Experience Learning, Social Justice, Parent Mediators, Restorative Justice Fridays, College Cultural Committee
Support Services: Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Counseling, Individual and Group Counseling, School Nurse, Medical Referrals, Free Muni (Selected Students),
Parent Engagement: School Site Council, PTSA, African-American Parent Group, GED Class, Parent Institute for Quality Education, ELL Parent Group, Monthly Principal Chat in Spanish
Our Story: Everett Community School is the center of community life in the NW Mission District and a hub of learning for students and parents. Through the work of the Community School Coordinator, Everett brings community partners and school support staff together to create a college-going environment that empowers students to see themselves with potential to succeed in the 21st century. The key to success is the teamwork of an engaged principal who has become a fierce advocate for the Community School strategy and a Coordinator with decades of deep community work.
Mission Neighborhood Center’s Mission Beacon is the lead extended day provider, partnering with other service providers in the arts and recreation – and providing after-school, evening, weekend and summer programming. Instituto Familiar de la Raza offers mental health services and an innovative teacher coaching model during school and afterschool. Other community partners specifically target African-American and newcomer students. Parents are actively engaged in the governing bodies of the school, as well as a host of parent education and family support services (such as a food bank). During the summer selected high need students participate in an enriched, hands-on learning program run by Aim High. In 2009, Everett was labeled a “persistently low performing” school, and received School Improvement Grant funds to turn the school around. In just two years (since becoming a Community School), Everett’s academic indicators have improved significantly.