The end of court-ordered busing in Dayton provided the opportunity to rebuild public schools as neighborhood anchors and vibrant centers of community life. A growing national movement inspired Dayton leaders to form a coalition of Dayton public and private partners to develop five Dayton elementary schools as “Neighborhood School Centers.” These schools are powerful contributors to community stability and growth, emphasizing the importance of education, connecting families within neighborhoods, and providing social service resources to neighborhood residents. Westwood PK-8 in partnership with Wesley Community Center is a Neighborhood School Center.
Neighborhood School Centers (NSC) bring together community partners who are responsible for offering a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities to ensure that:
- Children are ready to learn when they enter school and everyday thereafter
- All students learn and achieve to high standards
- Young people are well prepared for adult roles in the workplace, as parents and as citizens
- Families and neighborhoods are safe, supportive and engaged
- Parents and community members are involved with their school and their own lifelong learning
We believe that it is strong parents and families who truly make students academically successful. From the teachers and staff to current volunteers, and community partners, Westwood and Wesley Community Center seek to offer various opportunities for students to excel and for parents to be involved in their child’s education.
For more information go to: http://www.daytonneighborhoodschools.org