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COHORT TWO ANNOUNCED! 16 School Districts Selected to Participate in NCS3 Learning Collaborative

Updated: May 8, 2023


The National Center for Safe Supportive Schools (NCS3) just launched its second learning collaborative to promote safe supportive schools. Sixteen school districts successfully competed to participate in the collaborative:


Albany County School District #1 (WY)

Baltimore County Public Schools (MD)

Bloomfield Municipal Schools (NM)

Boston Public Schools (MA)

Canyons School District (UT)

Delaware County Intermediate Unit (PA)

Fort Mill School District (SC)

Lompoc Unified School District (CA)

Mason City Community Schools (IA)

Monroe County Community School Corporation (IN)

New London Public Schools (CT)

Oregon Charter Academy/Santiam Canyon School District (OR)

Racine Unified School District (WI)

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (CA)

South Portland School Department (ME)

Stafford County Public Schools (VA)

The goal of the learning collaborative is to improve the integration of trauma-informed schools (TIS) and Cultural Responsiveness, Anti-Racism & Equity (CARE) efforts into comprehensive school mental health systems through their partnership with the NCS3. This two-year learning collaborative intentionally integrates these essential components to better promote equity and well-being for all students and staff.

Participating districts and schools will receive:

  • Monthly virtual learning sessions for district teams

  • Quarterly online training for school staff

  • Ongoing technical assistance and training from national experts

  • Participation in a national community of school districts engaged in continuous quality improvement

The National Center for Safe Supportive Schools is excited to support these districts with implementing equitable, culturally responsive, and healing-centered school mental health. By engaging in the S3 Learning Collaborative, these 16 districts are demonstrating a commitment to promoting safe supportive schools in their communities.

Congratulations to these districts! We are looking forward to collaborating with you and your schools for these next two years.

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