Thank you to all of our incredible workshop presenters who helped to make our 11th Annual Community Schools Forum such a success! The handouts and presentations shared in each workshop are listed below.  We will update this page as we receive materials from presenters. If you can't find something you are looking for, please contact .
Session 1  9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Building Trauma-Informed School Communities
HELLEN ANTONOPOULOS, Network Social Emotional Learning Specialist, CPS - Network 1
CLAIRE COYNE, PhD Psychologist, Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Risk & Resilience Factors Sheet
  • Self-Care Sheet
Building Pathways to Systemic Family Engagement in Community Schools
SARAH OGETO, Principal Consultant, Illinois State Board of Education
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Beyond the Brakes Rubric
Advocacy for Dummies – or Smart People with no Advocacy Experience
JULIE SCHIFELING, Credentialing Coordinator, College of Education and Health Sciences, Bradley University
JACK KAPLAN, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Workshop Notes
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Managing Volunteers...And More!
JENNIFER GRUMHAUS, Executive Director, North Chicago Community Partners
MANDY LOVE, Assistant Executive Director, North Chicago Community Partners
ELIZABETH HAILAND, Director of Strategic Partnerships, North Chicago Community Partners
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Community School 101
ELIAS “TAT” CORRAL , Program Manager, Enlace Chicago/ LVLHS Community School, Little Village Greater Lawndale Campus
LANCE BARNES, Resource Coordinator, Zion Elementary School District 6
JENNIFER GODINEZ, Community Schools Program Manager, Family Focus - Nuestra Familia
ALICE SCOTT, Resource Coordinator, Zion Elementary School District 6
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Best Practices for Working with Multiple Stakeholders to Engage High School Students and their Families in Community School Programming
KATHRYN RICE, School Resource Coordinator, Youth Guidance/John Hancock College Preparatory School
IVETTE CONTRERAS, Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator, YG, John Hancock
ADRIANA HERRERA, Student, John Hancock
MARIA HERRERA, Parent, John Hancock
CECILIA GARCIA, Parent, John Hancock
  • PowerPoint Presentation
From Coordination to Collaboration to Collective Impact: Building a Community School Strategy in the Suburbs
MARJORY LEWE-BRADY, Director of Partnerships, WeGo Together for Kids, West Chicago District 33
SARAH SMITH, Coordinator of Partnerships, WeGo Together for Kids, West Chicago District 33
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Schools as Nutrition Hubs: Taking the Lead in Ending Child Hunger Through Summer and After-School Meals
MALANEY VARALJAY, Program Coordinator, No Kid Hungry Illinois
SUZY LEE, Programs Manager, No Kid Hungry Illinois
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Engaging Representative Parent Leadership in Community School Decisions
ERIN MOORE, Director of Community Schools, Y.O.U.
AMY LADUKE, Community Schools Manager, Y.O.U./Chute Middle School
LILIANA SALCIDO, Parent Leader, PLUS (Parent Leaders Uniting Schools)
ELIZABETH AVERYHART, Parent Leader, POM (Parents on a Mission)
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Community Arts Learning Environments: How the Arts Can Reframe Middle & High School Student Perspectives on Themselves, Their Neighborhoods, and Their Communities.
JOSEPH SPILBERG, Research Program Manager, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
NOELLE GARCIA, Program and Research Associate, Chicago Arts Partnership in Education

NGSS Standards And You: How To Apply Them in After School
DR. BARBARA RADNER, Director of Polk Bros. Foundation Center for Urban Education, DePaul University
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Christmas Shopping - How to Choose and Use Valuable Resources to Engage and Support Youth in Your Programs
ANTIONETTE JOHNSON, W.O.W. Counselor, Youth Guidance/Chicago Vocational Career Academy
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Session 2  12:45 PM – 2:15PM

YPQI (Youth Program Quality Intervention) Implementation for Organizational Leaders
ALISHA G. FLORES, Director of Community Schools and Youth Initiatives, Family Focus
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Branding Your Community School Through Social Media
GABRIEL MENDOZA, Program Coordinator, Community Schools Initiative, Chicago Public Schools
LAUREN WOODHAM, Communications and Development Manager, Federation for Community Schools
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • 9 Resons Why Community Schools Should Use Twitter
  • Sample Tweets for Community Schools
Implementing Service Learning to Create Meaningful Partnerships
SHEENITA ROBINSON, Illinois State Cultural Enrichment Coordinator, Greater Auburn Gresham CDC, Illinois State University-Chicago Teacher Pipeline
VALENTINA GAMBOA-TURNER, Program Coordinator, Illinois State University
APRIL MUSTIAN, PhD. Assistant Professor of Special Education, Illinois State University
LISA ROULE, English Teacher, Simeon Career Academy, Chicago Public Schools Focusing Youth on College and Life Success: Strategies for Using Afterschool to Develop Student and Staff College Mindsets
AMY LISZT, Director of Strategic Engagement, UChicago Impact
ERIC WERGE, Executive Director of Community Schools Initiative, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
KENNY RILEY, Youth and Teen Advisor, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
ANNE FRAZIER, Manager of College Success, UChicago Impact
LATOYA WILLIAMS, Youth Enrichment Instructor and 6to16 faciliator, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Power of Play: How to Create a Safe, Respectful, and Inclusive Environment Using Healthy Play
LOUIS MARQUIS, Program Director, Playworks Illinois
FIORI CONTI, Program Manager, Playworks Illinois
ROY SCHLEGEL, Account Manager, Playworks Illinois

Developing Rural Partnerships: Connecting Stakeholders to Community School Work
BRIAN REID, Technical Assistance Coordinator & Faculty, Eastern Illinois University
KRIS MALESKE, Principal, Williams Elementary School
  • PowerPoint Presentation
It Takes a Village to Build a Healthy Community
SHAMIKA WOODS, Elev8 Resource Coordinator, Southwest Organizing Project/Marquette School of Excellence,
OSCAR GALVEZ, Esperanza Medical Assistant, Esperanza Health Center
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Engaging Parents in School Change: On the Ground Success Stories
DEXTER LEGGINS , Parent Leader, Melody Elementary School
MARY DUNGY-AKENJI , Senior Organizer, COFI
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Joining Forces to Improve Mental Health Services in Schools
TEGAN CAMDEN, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, Children’s Home Association of Illinois
JOSH YOUNG, Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services, Children’s Home Association of Illinois
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Promoting Parental Involvement and Participation in Out-of-School Time Activities - Scientists for Tomorrow for Parents
MARCELO CAPLAN, Associate Professor - Department of Science and Mathematics, Columbia College Chicago
EVELYN OROPEZA, Coordinator of Community Engagement Programs, Columbia College Chicago
MELISSA GARCIA, Project Manager, Frida Khalo Community Organization
  • PowerPoint Presentation
You for Youth (Y4Y) Portal: What’s in it for me?
LINDSAY BYNUM, Program Coordinator, Community Schools Initiative, Chicago Public Schools
CARLOS VERA, Program Coordinator, Community Schools Initiative, Chicago Public Schools
CARL EGNER, Program Coordinator, Community Schools Initiative, Chicago Public Schools
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Hip-Hop(e): Cultivating Hope in the Hip-Hop Generation
ROBERTO RIVERA, President, The Good Life Organization
Session 3  2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Foundations for Young Adult Success: How to Apply a New Framework to Community Schools
STACY EHRLICH, Sr. Research Analyst, University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Setting the Standard: Intentional Learning and Skill Development Beyond the Bell
JANET LEVINGS, Research Associate, American Institutes for Research
  • PowerPoint Presentation
Mental Health Consultation: Another Set of Eyes, Ears, and Ideas
JOHN ROOPE, Mental Health Consultant, Chaddock Children’s Mental Health Partnership
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Personal Reflection on SEL Skills
Parents as Partners in “New Math:” Strategies for Developing Parents’ Capacities to Support K-3rd Grade Common Core Math Mastery
REBECCA VONDERLACK-NAVARRO, Senior Policy Analyst, Latino Policy Forum
  • PowerPoint Presentation
The New “S” word: Sustainability - Planning Begins Day One
ADELINE RAY, Senior Manager, Community Schools Initiative, Chicago Public Schools
AUTUMN BERG, Program Coordinator, Community Schools Initiative, Chicago Public Schools
GABRIEL MENDOZA, Program Coordinator, Community Schools Initiative, Chicago Public Schools
MEGAN MONAGAN, External Partnership Coach, Community Schools Initiative, Chicago Public Schools
  • PowerPoint Presentation
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