Community Schools United


This year we launched our Community Schools United, a neighborhood-based strategy that has shown phenomenal success. The program's strategy rethinks public schools to provide children in low-income communities with a high quality education. It centers public schools as hubs for communities and combines a rigorous, relevant educational program with extended learning opportunities, family and community engagement, and an infusion of social services. There are roughly 5,000 community schools in the United States today, and a social return on investment study indicated every $1 invested in community schools delivers an additional $12-$15 in social value.

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LH Williams Unveiling


Our Community Schools United program, a partnership between United Way of Central GA and two Bibb County elementary schools; LH Williams and Burdell-Hunt, serves students by focusing on whole-child well-being. Community Schools United has a strong focus on student academic success, family advocacy, parental engagement and support for school leadership and teachers, as well as emotional well-being in school communities. 

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Does your household qualify?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet. You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.


For more information about Community Schools United please contact: 


Sundra Woodford, MS, EdD

Community Engagement Project Manager