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What is a Community School?

A community school is both a place and set of collective partnerships between Rochester Public Schools, United Way of Olmsted County, the individual school site, and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health, social services, youth and community development, and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. A full-service community school has components engaging instructions, expanded learning opportunities; college, career, and citizenship; health and social support; community engagement; early childhood development; family engagement; and youth development.

Meet JM's Facilitator

Erin Vasquez is John Marshall High School’s Community School Site Facilitator. Erin is motivated by her students’ innate curiosity to learn, the desire to continue to learn ways to better serve students and families and the excitement that continuously fills the air in every school building. When Erin is not at work, you may find her hitting the bike trails with her children, delving into a good book, or planning her next travel adventure.

Erin Vasquez
Community School Site Facilitator
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Help Us, Help Others

JM has a family resource room designed to meet the needs of our students and families. It is kept stocked with clothing, food, hygiene, and household supplies to meet the needs of all at any time. We can also connect you with resources from around the Rochester Community.

We welcome families, guests, and partners to make use of this space. There are two computers with internet and printing access available.