Community School Team Hubs
In the Vancouver school district, 12 integrated teams of staff work in hubs, or “family of schools”, with most teams based out of secondary schools and associate elementary schools.
Each team includes a Community Schools Coordinator, Teacher, Youth and Family Worker and Programmer(s).
- Download list of Community School Team contacts and map (pdf)
In each hub, the Community School Team (CST) works under the direction of a governance committee comprised of the school administration and in some cases community partners. These committees provide direction to the CST as to what services and programs would most benefit the students and families in their neighbourhood.
CST collaborate with a variety of not-for-profit, private, and public sector community agencies to stay current on local program offerings, plan programs accordingly, apply for funding and/or focus on other activities that will enhance the service offerings to students. CST also collaborate with programs and departments internal to the Vancouver Board of Education to ensure that services reflect the needs of children and youth.
In addition, formal and informal asset maps and needs assessments are conducted in each neighbourhood on an on going basis to ensure the needs of local students are reflected in the CST programs. As each neighbourhood has its own assets and needs, the programs offered by the CST differ in each hub.