Engaged Community Schools is FMU’s newest program to combat the educational disadvantages that so many from low-income families and communities face. Community schools are educational models that pool resources and services to meet students’, families’, and communities’ needs to alleviate systemic problems associated with inferior performance in school.
By piloting a community schools model, FMU will provide students, teachers, parents/families, and communities with timely resources and coordinated services during the academic year and summer months. FMU Engaged Community Schools (FMU ECS) will create and coordinate opportunities with schools to accelerate student and family success.
A particularly important component of FMU ECS is utilizing the resources of an HBCU to help local schools innovate, educate, engage, empower, and increase access and service to students, families, and community members.
FMU is seeking local partner schools and communities that stand to benefit from improved educational outcomes and student success.
Upcoming Summer 2022 programs are in place for all students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, male students in grades 6-12, and females students in grades 6-8.