CREP Partners with Seeding Success on the Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) Grant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Led by Drs. Todd Zoblotsky (PI), Carolyn Kaldon (Co-PI), and Racquel Harris (Project Manager), CREP isthe independent external evaluator of the Shelby County Community Schools Partnership (SCCSP).

Seeding Success, a nonprofit organization working to advance social and economic mobility in Shelby County, was among the local recipients of this five-year $15 million grant, along with $15 million in matching and in-kind dollars, from the U.S. Department of Education’s Full-Service Community Schools Program (FSCS). The SCCSP is a collaboration between Seeding Success, Memphis Shelby County Schools, Communities In Schools of Memphis, Memphis Business Academy, Millington Municipal School District, Frayser Community Schools, and the University of Memphis.

The grant will launch and sustain the community school model, an evidence-based approach thatpositions neighborhood schools as a base for providing resources for students and families in the community. The investment will support improved outcomes at six schools in the greater Memphis area in Frayser, North Memphis, and Millington Schools. Approximately 3,400 families and students annually will benefit from this partnership. CREP’s evaluation efforts throughout the award period will determine the outcomes of this program and if it should be scaled to more schools in the future.