Manitoba Community Schools: New Models for Community Economic Development

This research project is about a new model for schools and their role in fostering community economic development (CED). Community schools have the potential to drive CED through a comprehensive range of supports and approaches aimed to meet the diverse learning needs of children, families, and community members. Based on evidence that suggests there are more at-risk students in today’s society than ever before, addressing these needs is important. CED principles and community school mandates share a common interest as they aim to improve social and economic conditions by enhancing student, family, and community opportunities.