Work Groups of the Partnership
To improve attendance and enhance student learning time, children must be stably housed; physically, mentally and emotionally healthy; well fed; in school; safe; and happy. The six work groups of the Petersburg City and Schools Partnership address these holistic needs.
Stay up to date with work group initiatives and opportunities by reading the Work Group Connection newsletter.
The Community Education and Advocacy Work Group works to assist in bringing together school and community to better support Petersburg students, teachers and their families.
The Early Childhood Work Group works to unite early childhood systems in order to educate and empower families and the Petersburg community, ensuring that children prenatal thru 5 reach their full potential in school and life.
The Housing Work Group’s purpose is to create a sustainable system to identify homeless or at-risk students and stabilize their families.
The Out of School Time Work Group’s purpose is to provide positive resources and programs for students and families during non-school hours, especially over holiday breaks.
The School Climate Work Group’s purpose is to transform students’ systems of social and emotional support so they come to school ready to learn.
The Student Health and Well-Being Work Group’s purpose is to improve sustainable access to high-quality health care for Petersburg so children come to school ready to learn. The group also works to inform and mobilize the Petersburg community to advance trauma-informed schools, systems and organizations in order to help students and families reach a higher level of resiliency and well-being.