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Strategy & Philanthropy Conversations: Developing School-Community Partnerships with Ted Domers

Updated: Mar 21

Key Takeaways

  • Schools that develop partnerships with local community organizations actively open their doors to new opportunities that address the needs and challenges students face in a post-COVID learning environment.

  • It is important when developing school and community partnerships to identify program champions at both the administration and staff levels in order to ingrain new partnerships fully into the school culture.

  • Strong partnerships aren’t automatically formed, they need to be built through constant and active communication and collaboration. Partners need to speak regularly and adapt programming to ensure service delivery and support remain effective.


In our first installment of Envoy’s Conversation Series focusing on Strategy and Philanthropy, Managing Director, Salomon Moreno-Rosa, and Associate, Corinne Bogan, sat down with Ted Domers, Assistant Superintendent at Hatboro-Horsham School District and former Philadelphia School District Assistant Superintendent & Principal to talk about his experience as an educator building and sustaining community school partnerships. Ted discusses with the Envoy team how to identify strong and well-aligned partners that can help drive improvements in educational outcomes and school culture. Ted also discusses the importance of partnership management and evaluation to ensure the long-term sustainability of new programs.

To view the entire conversation and more conversations like it, check out our YouTube channel here.



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