Schools and Community "Together is Better!" 

What is Community Engagement?

Community Engagement is a belief that learning is a lifelong process, that citizens have a right and a responsibility to be involved in decisions that affect their communities, that school facilities should be used as a learning center for all community members, that interagency cooperation and coordination avoids costly duplication of services, and that everyone should be involved in the education of the entire community.

The Gloucester Department of Community Engagement provides a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of the community and schools. Listed below are some of the many services your Community Engagement Coordinator provides:
 Office Hours

  • Oversees the school’s volunteer programs

  • Publishes the school's newsletter

  • Coordinates media coverage for special events

  • Facilitates the use of community resources through classroom speakers, outreaches and study trips

  • Provides enrichment and enhancement opportunities for students

  • Attends community involvement meetings

  • Coordinates and/or assists with major school events

  • Serves as a liaison on the PTA Executive Board

  • Helps plan and facilitate "Celebrate Families"

  • Assists with emergency and hurricane information

  • Coordinates, schedules, and supervises use of school building on Tues. & Thurs. evenings for community use