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Massena Community Schools featured in Brookings Institute article

Recently, Director of Community Schools Kristin Colarusso Martin and Superintendent Brady were contacted by
Reuben Jacobson, a professor at American University in Washington, DC. Mr. Jacobson
is working with the Brookings Institution, AASA (the Schools Superintendents Association),
and other national organizations that are part of the Community Schools Forward Task Force
to share stories about community schools around the country.

The focus of this project is how districts and their partners start and sustain community
school initiatives. Mr. Jacobson is writing a blog for the Brookings website and is working to
create a toolkit for schools interested in starting a community schools initiative. He asked
that Kristin and Superintendent Brady be interviewed for the blog given our experience with such a program in

Here is the national blog article Mr. Jacobson wrote that includes the Massena Central School District.