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Community Schools - Supporting Students, Families and Community 

The primary goal of Ottawa Community Schools Network (OCSN) is to ensure that all students, grades Pre-K through 12, are physically, emotionally, and socially well and have strong family supports that allow each student to develop to their own potential.


When asked if OCSN meets an unmet need at their school, school staff says:

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You can now donate directly to Ottawa Community Schools Network through Ottawa County United Way to support our work with schools, students, and the community during COVID-19 and beyond.

To donate to OCSN, scroll down to direct your funds and click the box that says "Ottawa Community Schools Network (OCSN).

As an alliance of hundreds of national, state, and local organizations committed to advancing Community Schools as an equity strategy to ensure that all children thrive, the Coalition for Community Schools celebrates the historic investment in education in the American Rescue Plan recently signed into law.

The approximately $120 billion for K-12 education, and the bill’s reference to full-service Community Schools as an allowable use of school district spending, is a huge step forward toward providing the relief and support our children, families and communities need, particularly those who have been hardest hit by the pandemic, including BIPOC students and communities and people with limited incomes.

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Coalition for Community Schools

If you are looking for assistance, please call your Community School Coordinator. If you are not part of an OCSN school, please contact someone in your school district, or call 211 for assistance with basic needs.