The Partnership For Resilience strives to bolster strong communities for the students and families we support. Not only is this being done through the resources we provide, but also through the community partners that we serve alongside. Through these community partners, we are able to provide access to the best possible support systems to further facilitate growth within our schools and communities.
The Community Partnership Grant was awarded to Partnership for Resilience by ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education). The purpose of the grant is to supportPFR programming within partnering school districts to address post-pandemic gaps in teaching and learning opportunities by decreasing any gaps in meeting students' social, emotional, learning and mental health needs.
Thanks to this grant, Partnership for Resilience will be able to expand its mission of connecting partnering school districts and communities with resources aimed to increase awareness of ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and Trauma by creating impactful strategies to support increased resiliency of student, teachers, parents, and community in the southland communities as part of Partnership for Resilience's Southland Initiative.Partnership for Resilience's Vision:
The Parent Mentor Program is a nationally recognized parent engagement model that builds deep and lasting relationships between students, teachers, and parents. Parent Mentors can help connect the school to the community and to other families, provide extra support to the teachers emotionally and physically, and give extra attention to students in need. They also provide another support person that the student can rely on.
Project LAUNCH provides family support services for those living in the Southland. Our Family Navigator Specialist works directly with families to help identify a child or family's needs and connect them with appropriate services in the community. From medical and daycare resources to food and shelter, we work with families and providers while navigating social service and health agencies that can be overwhelming for families to manage. Areas of support include but aren't limited to:
Partnership for Resilience serves as a program management partner for the 2-year Resilience Education to Advance Community Healing (REACH) Statewide Initiative (https://www.isbe.net/Lists/News/NewsDisplay.aspx?ID=1346). In this role Partnership for Resilience serves as the lead of the program’s co-development of the REACH Statewide Communities of Practice Business Model along with Lurie Children’s Center for Childhood Resilience, facilitator of Communities of Practice, and management of the Community of Practice Business Model Implementation. The Partnership for Resilience also serves as a key member of the program leadership team for the areas of the Regional Office of Education Social Emotional Learning Hub Training of Trainers and the REACH Designation Model.