"Both of our communities have so much we can learn from each other's experiences. Our partnership with Sonoma Academy is exciting for our students, teachers, and families."
Jesse Escobedo, principal, Kawana Elementary School, Bellevue Union Elementary School District, Santa Rosa, California

Independent schools have significantly increased their public purpose commitments over the past decade. Their initiatives carry them beyond community service to broader engagement with their communities.

Why? The reasons vary, but include a moral commitment to serve the community, a desire to teach students how to live and work in a multicultural world, and an acknowledgment that continuing as we are is unsustainable for society.

Paradigm Shift in Education
Paradigm Shift in Community Service
Glossary of Terms
Further Definitions
The Public-Private Partnership Continuum

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