Current Initiatives, Programs and Awards
The Center for Family, School and Community Partnerships' (FSCP) Broome County Promise Zone grant entered its first full year of funding in 2014. In the fall of 2013, Broome was designated the 5th NYS Promise Zone with recurring funding awarded to Broome County to begin the development of a county-wide system of community schools. BU is designated as the "external change partner" by the NYS Office of Mental Health and reflects Governor Cuomo's Education Reform mission to develop and evaluate the impacts of community schools. In 2014 FSCP was awarded the second grant (through NY State Ed) for this effort for a community school at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School (BCSD).
Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE) Award: From Vulnerability to Resilience: Developing an Evidence-Based Partnership Model for Transforming Rural Schools
In 2014, the Center for Family, School and Community Partnerships (FSCP) was awarded Sustainable Communities TAE funding to design and evaluate adaptations of a trauma-informed model and a parent mentor program in rural schools.
Previous Initiatives, Programs and Awards
This $52,0000 award has supported an interdisciplinary team of social work, education and nursing faculty and graduate students to develop, deliver and evaluate the implementation of physical and mental health services in two Binghamton City elementary schools in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
This $5.6 million federal grant from the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative was awarded to Broome-Tioga BOCES in collaboration with the Center for Best Practices in Full-Service Community Schools and Lourdes Hospital Youth Services. It supports the interdisciplinary development, implementation and evaluation of an array of services across 10 school districts over a four-year period. Service delivery began in fall 2010.