The City of Rancho Cucamonga has been selected by the National League of Cities as one of six cities to participate in the Mayor’s Institute on Advancing Education and Health through a Community Schools Strategy, taking place on May 2-4, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mayor L. Dennis Michael will meet with five other mayors from cities around the United States to participate in an intensive problem-solving session with their peers, city teams and leading national experts that will help each city improve children’s health and education outcomes through a community schools strategy.
“The City of Rancho Cucamonga and our Healthy RC initiative are using community schools strategies as a comprehensive approach to build an equitable culture of health and ensure all children in our city are healthy, ready to learn, and reach their full potential,” said Mayor Michael.
Joining Mayor Michael will be a representative from the Cucamonga School District and staff from the city’s Healthy RC program. Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many stakeholders to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities. From financial literacy to health and dental services, to hands on opportunities to explore career options in school and afterschool, the community schools approach draws heavily on community assets to better support students.
For more information on NLC’s Culture of Health Initiative, click here.