About the partnership
With the shifting landscape of education in the time of COVID19, commitment to students is more important than ever. New needs will continue to emerge as students return to school, both virtually and, eventually, in-person during the upcoming year. Equipped with this understanding, the City + Schools Partnership, backboned by United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, is moving into the 2020-2021 school year with increased intention toward partnership building and structuring for impact in three priority areas: attendance, bridging the gap from high school to the workforce, and building a more resilient and trauma-responsive Petersburg.
In the past, the City + Schools Partnership has come together to build positive relationships and deepen connection across organizations in order to address the systemic needs of Petersburg students. Moving into 2020-2021, we will deepen our commitment to Petersburg students in these three priority areas by directly coordinating the work of partner agencies with PCPS student need through formal partnership agreements and data tracking. All of this is being done to further the Partnership’s mission “to create the climate and conditions for every child to succeed by providing a sustainable, coordinated system of supports and access.