School-Based Family Service Centers: A Roadmap for Philadelphia Communities

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A Roadmap to Support Academic and Economic Outcomes for Philadelphia Students & Families. Healthy Students. Healthy Families. Healthy Communities.

On April 22, 2015, City Council held a community workshop on SBFSCs. Check out photos on our Flickr feed and watch the presentation below:

Over the last decade, research on full-service community school outcomes has consistently shown:


Strong increases in academic performance, college enrollment rates, access to preventative health services, and parental involvement; and substantial decreases in dropout rates, chronic absenteeism, and disciplinary actions.

The inspiration for launching School-Based Family Service Centers (SBFSC) is simple: we can better prepare Philadelphia’s children for academic success by simultaneously improving their physical, emotional, and social well-being.

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