Schools should be a place where an entire community can congregate and rally with each other for the common good. This simple sense of community is lost if families are neglected. This unit will help school leaders and communities identify how they can take small steps to ensure they are including their entire community.

Building relationships with families begins with communication. This unit will articulate tangible ways schools can reach out to families and create a lasting relationship. These steps are not limited to school leaders though. Coaches, after school club sponsors, and support staff contribute to the school's overall impact on the community. Read more to learn how to put systems in place for these audiences too so they can not only help educate all students but build empathy and establish lasting relationships with the people in their school community.