LEARN about Community Achieves

What is Community Achieves?

Community Achieves is a district-led initiative that supports the development of full-service community schools through infrastructure and technical assistance within a collective impact framework.

MNPS recognizes that our schools are an integral part of the community.  Reinforcing the link between parents, the community and schools will foster student success. Through Community Achieves, nineteen of our schools will become Community Schools - offering needed resources and support for parents, students, and the community. Each school will assess its needs and work with partners to offer programs focused on four key areas: College and Career ReadinessFamily EngagementHealth and Wellness, and Social Services

Examples of resources that will be available are Family Resource Centers, health clinics, after-school programs, recreation, and classes for adults. Learn more about the community school model.


Follow MNPS Community Achieves on Twitter @CommAchieves



Research has shown that high-performing community schools:

  • Improve Student Achievement
  • Reduce Mobility
  • Foster stronger relationships
  • Improve family stability
  • Increase teacher satisfaction
  • Create a more positive school environment
  • Boost Community Pride


Community Achieves will align the assets of students, families, teachers, and the community around a common goal—improving the success of our young people.


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Community Achieves Team and Oversight Committee

Alison McArthur, Program Coordinator

Kelly Noser, External Evaluator

Robin Trollinger, Senior Secretary

Sheila Calloway, Metro Juvenile Court

Eric Dewey, United Way

Roger Dinwiddie, STARS Nashville

Margaret Dolan, St. Thomas

Marsha Edwards, Martha O'Bryan

Kathy Gracey, Vanderbilt

Debbie Grant, Goodwill Industries

Laura Hansen, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Paul Haynes, Nashville Career Advancement Center

Melissa Jaggers, Alignment Nashville

Kyla Krengle, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Tara Lentz, Conexion

Tony Majors, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Candy Markman, Nashville Public Libraries - NAZA

Julie McCargar, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Michael McSurdy, Family and Children Services

Erica Mitchell, United Way

Dr. Bill Paul, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Renee Pratt, Metro Social Services

Gini Pupo-Walker, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Sydney Rogers, Alignment Nashville

Matt Seaton, Pencil Foundation

Ralph Schulz, Chamber of Commerce

Tom Ward, Oasis

Anne Weber, Communities in Schools

Antionette Williams, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Brian Williams, Hands on Nashville

Connie Williams, PENCIL Foundation