Community Partnership School


Franklin Park Elementary, A Community Partnership School 
In collaboration with United Way, The School District of Lee County, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Lee Health. 

Through a long-term collaborative partnership between four core community partners along with the Center for Community Schools at the University of Central Florida, Franklin Park Elementary (2323 Ford St Ft Myers Fl 33916) was selected as Lee County’s first Community Partnership School.

A Community Partnership School is both a physical place as well as a set of partnerships between a school and other community resources focused on improving student well-being and success by engaging and supporting parents and the community. The partnership aims to bridge the achievement gap addressing barriers to success such as hunger, poverty, lack of access to adequate health care, and other challenges the community faces.

Utilizing the four pillars of the Community Partnership Schools™ model –  expanded learning, wellness supports, family and community engagement, and collaborative leadership – the partnership seeks to bring resources and services to the school to meet the needs identified by the community.

Our Core Partners: 

Our Team:

  • Angela Jackson, Community Partnership School Director Angela@UnitedWayLee.org
  • Megan Remaley, Community Partnership School Manager (Data and Reporting) MeganR@UnitedWayLee.org
  • Edelyn Castellon, Community Partnership School Coordinator (Family Engagement Coordinator) Edelyn@UnitedWayLee.org