CEDA is working in partnership with the United Way and the Winnipeg School Division to start this initiative in 2009 in Hugh John Macdonald School and in 2010 in Shaughnessy Park School. The purpose of the program is to promote community and school partnerships in these schools by encouraging further parental participation in the local schools, promoting program and resource development, and issue based organizing involving education and local neighbourhood concerns.
Hugh John Macdonald School serves youth in Grade 7 to Grade 9. CEDA is working in partnership with the local school to encourage parental involvement in the parent council, provide support to the student council, support the development of an internship/apprenticeship program for Grade 9 students, provide assistance for after school learning activities and transition supports for newcomer students, organize after school leisure and recreational programs for students, support the development of student engagement and student retention strategies for Grade 7 students, assist the school with resource development and fundraising for identified community school initiatives, promote inter-agency coordination of services in the local neighbourhood, and support the development of settlement and transition services in the school for adults and families.
Raymond D. Ngarboui is the Community Development Worker at Hugh John Macdonald School.
Shaughnessy Park School serves children and youth in Nursery to Grade 9. CEDA will be working in partnership with the local school to encourage parental involvement in the parent council, assist in the development of a parent child centre in the school, assist in the development of a classroom outreach project targeting a Grade 1 to 3 classroom, promote the development of a parent peer mediation program, support the development of inter-agency coordination in the local neighbourhood to promote the effective use of community support programs, assist in the development of community based adult education programs in the local school and neighbourhood, work in collaboration with local residents and agencies to address community safety issues, assist the local school and community with resource development and fundraising for local community school initiatives.
Sandra Guiboche is the Community Development Worker at Shaughnessy Park School.