The Coordinating Council has requested the Every School a SUN Community School Workgroup address what it would look like to have Every School a SUN Community School and how that might be accomplished. Their first task will be to develop a business model.

SUN Community Schools (CS) are the cornerstone of the broader SUN Service System. A SUN Community School is both an effective and efficient model for providing comprehensive services to meet students’ basic and academic needs, and an efficient mechanism for service delivery provided through an integrated institutional network.

The sponsors of the SUN Service System believe that, with any given amount of resources, better quality services can be made available to more children by using community school settings. A community effort has begun to work toward making “every school a SUN community school.”


The vision for Every School a SUN CS arose out of conversations among SUN partners about working toward better system integration and alignment. Having a SUN CS in every school in Multnomah County would provide a consistent and unified delivery system and model. Having different delivery systems across the County can be challenging for families, schools, and service providers. Community schools are a natural nexus for the delivery system since coordination is already in place and existing relationships with students and parents makes reaching them easy. This idea of a unified and consistent delivery system is about community development. It’s about uniting neighborhoods more effectively with our schools (SUN=Schools Uniting Neighborhoods).

Every School Meetings




Multnomah Building, Room 635
501 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97214

Every School Meeting Notes and Agendas


June 28, 2013

April 26, 2013

March 22, 2013

January 25, 2013


December 21, 2012

November 16, 2012

October 22, 2012

September 24, 2012

August 31, 2012

July 31, 2012

June 27, 2012

April 24, 2012


November 29, 2011

October 25, 2011

August 23, 2011

July 26, 2011

June 28, 2011

May 24, 2011

April 26, 2011

March 22, 2011

February 22, 2011

Jan. 20, 2011

January 7, 2011


September 23, 2010

July 21, 2010


June 30, 2009