• Alameda County Community
    Exemplary Schools for Success

ACCESS Overview

  • Alameda County Serving nearly 2,000 students at five high-need schools, the Alameda County Community Schools Consortium will establish a strong Community of Practice (CoP), led by the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE)’s Social Emotional Learning department. Over the course of the grant, each site will bolster their existing community school efforts by establishing an interdisciplinary Community School Action Team that assesses site-specific needs and assets, and develops and implements a strategic plan aligned with the four pillars of community schools. The CoP will go further, creating an institutionalized space to share best practices and connect to resources, provide intensive and monthly professional development to all staff at all five sites, build capacity for parent and family leaders, and co-design a new “playbook” including toolkits, resources, asset maps, and learning modules that can help scale up the community schools model throughout the county. The five Alameda County Community Schools Design Principles will be integrated throughout the process: Culturally and community responsive, equity-centered, whole-child approach, collaborative, inclusive, and rooted in social justice.

  • ACCESS Design Overview 2020-2022
  • Community Schools


  • County Partners

    • La Familia
    • Tiburcio Vasquez
    • Alameda County Sheriff's Office
    • East Bay Agency for Children
    • Boys & Girls Club
    • Village Connect
    • Eden Counseling
    • Alameda County Food Bank
    • Centro de Servicios
    • Kid Connect
    • Wellness Together

    District Partners

    • Emeryville USD
    • San Leandro USD
    • San Lorenzo USD
    • Castro Valley USD
    • Livermore USD


  • Contact Us

    nora zamora Nora Zamora, Ed.D.
    Executive Director, 
    Whole Child Programs
    (510) 670-7770
    debbie jelincic Debbie Jelincic
    Program Manager, Health & Wellness
    (510) 670-4156
    janice medel   Janice Medel
    Administrative Assistant
    (510) 670-7710

Community School Highlights

What do the 4 Pillars of Community Schools look like in action, and how do the pillars interact with each other?

Watch the ACCESS Video Series below to learn more:

What is a Community School?