The CS Coordinators Learning Series: Real Skills for Real Schools
October 18th (virtual) + October 19th (in-person) + November 1st (virtual)

The Community Schools Learning Exchange (CSLX) is thrilled to present the Community School Coordinators Learning Series. This three-part, hybrid workshop is aimed at giving Community School Coordinators the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to be successful in their roles, across two, 2 ½ hour virtual sessions and one all-day, in-person session in Redwood City, CA (30 minutes south of San Francisco).

Joining means getting:

  • A shared definition of community schools for Community School Coordinators (CSCs) and their teams;

  • Clarity on the role that CSCs play in their school communities to propel community school (CS) work forward;

  • Practical insight into the enabling conditions of successful community schools, including building trusting relationships, fostering shared leadership, and using data to guide your decisions; 

  • A grounding in the varying roles and responsibilities that successful Community School Coordinators need from the teams they will build and lead;

  • Strategies for applying your learnings "IRL" ("in real life," as the kids say); and,

  • Help roadmapping the Community School Coordinator’s priorities and activities throughout the course of the school year.

CS Coordinators will be held on the following dates.

  • Wednesday, October 18: 9am-11:30am (virtual)

  • Thursday, October 19: 9am-4pm (in person, lunch included)

  • Wednesday, November 1: 9am-11:30am (virtual)

Questions? Reach out to us directly:


Registration Options
General Admission
400.00 USD

Wednesday, October 18
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First session VIRTUAL Click the link to see the topics we will cover. There will be many opportunities for breakout conversations, practicing new skills, questions and discussion and sharing ideas.
Thursday, October 19
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Whole Day Session at Cañada College, Redwood City Click the link to see the topics we will cover. There will be many opportunities for breakout conversations, practicing new skills, questions and discussion and sharing ideas.
Wednesday, November 1
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
- Role of the CS Coordinator refresher - Spotlight on chronic absenteeism - Overview of advisory council development - Pulling it all together – experienced CS Coordinators panel discussion
Who is CSLX?

Hayin Kimner

Leading the CS movement for change from the front, Hayin brings knowledge, experience, and passion to the work - prepare to be engaged!

Ali Metzler

Ali comes to CSLX with over 25 years of experience leading community school efforts in organizations, cities and school districts across the Bay Area.

Melissa Mitchell

Melissa Mitchell is a community school practitioner with more than 15 years in the field. Her experiences range from Community School Coordinator to leading the Federation for Community Schools, a Illinois-wide capacity building and policy organization.

Cristina Patricio

Cristina began organizing in her teen years for better educational opportunities at her high school. Her commitment to education and social justice is rooted in this experience and as the daughter of immigrants and a first-generation college graduate.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who, specifically, is this for?

The CS Coordinators Learning Series is geared specifically towards Community School Coordinators, and the principals and other school leads who support their work.

How much does it cost?

The fee for all three sessions in the Community School Coordinators Learning Series is $400 per person.  

Participants should plan to attend all three sessions. There are no discounts for partial attendance.

I’m not a Community School Coordinator. Should I still attend? 

Yes. This learning series is designed for Coordinators and the principals, administrators, and other site staff who directly support their work.

We haven’t hired a CSC yet. Can I still attend this series?

Yes. The CS Coordinators Learning Series is aimed at helping you  immerse yourself in understanding the CSC role and what it entails. That includes guided support with developing your job description, and strategies for how to effectively hire and onboard your CSC.

Can I attend just two of the three dates? 

Missing one session will mean losing context that is necessary as you participate in subsequent sessions. If you are able, we highly encourage you to attend the full series. Questions or concerns? Send us a note.

Give me travel and lodging details! 

Day Two of the CS Coordinators Learning Series will be held on October 19th at Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94061. Parking is available and free of charge in all student parking areas on the Cañada college campus. Find directions and parking information here. The two hotels nearest to the venue are the Holiday Inn Express, at 1836 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA, and the Redwood Creek Inn, at 1090 El Camino Real Redwood City, CA 94063. Find more information on these hotels above.

Can I access workshop recordings and other materials or tools we discuss once we’re done?

Yes! Workshop materials will be sent to you via email.