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DCPS Partners

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At DC Public Schools, we define a partner as an organization or group that is committed to work with DCPS to make sustainable impact on a shared goal around student success.

Across the district, we have community partners in our schools that provide their time, resources or financial support. We believe that partnerships are an integral component to school and student success and we are fortunate to have partners who sponsor school initiatives, invite students to events and implement valuable programs.

Please see below for partnership resources for partners and schools.

Partner Resources

Access information for partners here, including:

  • How to become a DCPS partner
  • Building-use procedures for DCPS partners
  • Data-Sharing Agreements
  • Hosting a summer program at a DCPS school site

School Resources

Get information here for DCPS school-based staff on resources to support partnership strategy in your schools, tools to track and find new school partners, and links to additional best practices and policies.

DCPS School Partnership Toolkit

The School Partnership Toolkit[PDF] from the DCPS Partnerships Team provides best practices and resources for both partners and schools to help them build strong and impactful partnerships. The Toolkit is broken into five topic guides that allow users to focus on the content that is most relevant to their work. Each topic guide includes best practices for both schools and partners, resources/tools to help them implement best practices, as well as any DCPS-required actions that need to be taken.

If you have questions about the School Partnership Toolkit, please reach out to the Partnerships Team at [email protected].