Partnership for Resilience

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School District Partners

Southland Initiative

Partner school districts in the Southland Initiative include:

  • Calumet Public School District 132
  • Chicago Ridge School District 127.5
  • Dolton West School District 148
  • Ford Heights School District 169
  • Midlothian School District 143
  • Park Forest/Chicago Heights School District 163
  • Thornton Township High School District 205
  • West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147

Resilient Southern Illinois

Resilient Southern Illinois is the Partnership for Resilience’s second local network. It’s school district members include:

  • Buncombe Consolidated School District 43
  • Carbondale Elementary School District 95
  • Carbondale High School District 165
  • Carrier Mills-Stonefort Community Unit School District 2
  • Eldorado Unit 4
  • Giant CIty Community Consolidated School District 130
  • Herrin Community Unit School District 4
  • Johnston City Community Unit School District 1
  • Meridian School District 101
  • Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186
  • Pinckneyville High School District 101
  • Regional Office of Education 21
  • Sparta Community Unit School District 140
  • Tamaroa Grade School District 5
  • Unity Point
  • Vienna Elementary District 55
  • Vienna High School District 133

The goal of RSI is to bring awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma-responsive practices to area’s Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Programs including: Childcare, Head Start, an Pre-K. We are working to better meet the needs of Southern Illinois’s children by creating coordination and alignment between the ECCE programs and K-12 systems.

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Springfield Resiliency Initiative

The Springfield Resiliency Initiative Support leader will work in fostering a Partnership for Resilience between the Springfield Public School District 186 (SPS) and the Springfield Education Association (SEA) in creating and operating a network of trauma responsive schools. Under the umbrella of the “Springfield Resilience Initiative” (SRI) and SRI Steering Committee, the BBSS/SRI Support leader will assist teachers, administrators, staff, as well community partners in their efforts to create schools that allow children who have experienced adversity to thrive.