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District 41 is dedicated to creating and sustaining community partnerships that enhance education and provide social, emotional and academic support for our students. By creating strong connections with community partners and engaging with all five communities we serve, District 41 prepares each student for a successful future.
By 2027, District 41 will engage a network of strategic community partners who will help provide resources that all students need to be successful.
- D41 will establish and strengthen community partnerships with non-profit groups, service clubs, businesses and other organizations to mobilize resources and enhance learning opportunities for students.
- D41 will develop a Volunteer Program to promote student community service and to engage volunteers in service of our schools and children.
- D41 will expand mentoring partnerships and programs with local service organizations.
- D41 will conduct a needs assessment and an asset map to identify how the community can help support student success.
By 2027, District 41 will provide more ways for the public to access information, especially in communities more difficult to reach, so that stakeholders understand their schools and know how to get involved in positive and productive ways.
- D41 will publish district information in multiple languages.
- D41 will strengthen non-English speaking community partnerships by working more closely with translators and community leaders.
- D41 will expand patron (residents without children in our schools) communications and engagement activities.
- D41 will launch a D41 Welcome Center where services and resources are available to engage and strengthen community and district relationships.
By 2027, District 41 will build relationships with all stakeholder groups to gather feedback about the school system.
- D41 will expand opportunities for engagement of all stakeholders, with a commitment to all five communities served, by identifying specific locations for district events, meetings or community outreach.
- D41 will create a community subcommittee under the district’s DEI Committee (Board committee) as a way to engage the community and generate feedback on a more consistent basis, inclusive of residents in Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard and Glen Ellyn.
- D41 will provide a balance of quantitative and qualitative feedback and engagement opportunities that will inform district plans and decisions to support student success.