What is a Full Service Community School?

A Full Service Community School is both a place of learning and a set of partnerships between community organizations. The aim is to provide holistic support for students to meet all their developmental needs, beyond academics and traditional classroom hours. Our key focus areas include: early childhood development, health and wellness, academic support, extended learning opportunities, and family and community stability. The model has now been officially recommended by the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board of Directors for implementation county-wide.

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Full Service Community Schools

Our Full Service Community School (FSCS) Site Directors work in several of the public schools that serve Homewood’s children: Westinghouse, Lincoln, and Faison. They build strong relationships with school staff and outside community partners to create a comprehensive community school. A Full Service Community School is both a place of learning and a set of partnerships between community organizations.

Partners and providers work together to provide holistic support to students through an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement. Schools become a hub for the community open beyond school hours to serve the entire community.

Lincoln PreK-5 

  • Full-Time Site Director
  • Social Skill Development
    • Partners: University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work
  • Academic Support
    • Partner: KEYS Americorps, Pittsburgh Public Allies
  • Powerpack
  • Circles Homewood
  • Parent Resource Center

Faison K-5 

  • Full-Time Site Director
  • Social Skill Development
    • Partner: University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work
  • Academic Support
    • Partner: KEYS Americorps, Pittsburgh Public Allies
  • Power Pack Program
  • Resource Coordination

Westinghouse High School

  • Full-Time Site Director
  • Resource Coordination
  • Men of the House Program
  • Parent Resource Center