Children’s Home Society


Community School at Weis shows need, power of early investment

Turning the tide for our community requires investment from every corner of our community — as the folks at Weis Community School know well. Read full story


Investment in early education through community partnerships

Building relationships and creating partnerships go a long way in establishing programs that help people and communities grow and thrive. Read full story


Parent engagement is crucial to early learning

When families are fully engaged, home visits build strong relationships that can help lead to long-term and lasting benefits for the children and their families. Read full story


Creating partnerships to improve education

One of the best ways to improve expectations of parents and to help children of poverty is to extend the school environment into the community by creating partnerships with businesses, agencies and non-profits. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

SCI TV Show: Setting goals and investing in a community

The Studer Community Institute TV Show continues its efforts to help people understand their community by providing information and news they can use. Read full story


Children’s Home Society earns grant for Weis project

The community school project at C.A. Weis Elementary school has earned another grant toward its mission of boosting student outcomes by improving the safety net under students and the community. Read full story


Community In Schools: A catalyst for change at Weis

By making schools the hubs of their communities and engaging a range of partners with expertise and resources, community schools have shown to support students’ needs and boost their learning. Read full story


Gulf Power gives $15,000 to Weis Community School project

Children’s Home Society of Florida received a $15,000 from the Gulf Power Foundation toward the Community School project at Weis Elementary. Read full story


Community School offers physical and mental health care

The community school model at C.A. Weis Elementary School will put a premium on mental and physical health, growth and learning, community engagement and safety. Read full story


Community schools empower people

In June the team that will work on building C.A. Weis Elementary into a Community School visited New York City’s P.S. 5 Ellen Lurie Elementary and Salone Urena de Herniquez Middle schools, models for the program. Read full story


Weis Elementary gets more help for Community School

The effort to create a Community School at C.A. Weis Elementary School continues to gain steam thanks to a grant from the University of Center Florida to help with operational costs in starting the community-based model of service and intervention programs. Read full story


Community School: A bridge out of poverty

The community-based model of service and intervention programs aims to uplift Weis Elementary School

C.A. Weis Elementary School will use the Community School Planning Grant to develop a model to improve student achievement and raise families out of poverty. Read full story