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You’re Invited! SRQ Strong Presents “Community Partnership Schools: A Trauma-Informed Approach” – May 24

SARASOTA COUNTY, May 7, 2021 – Join families, school officials, and community members in a courageous conversation about our public education system. The Community Partnership Schools™ model leverages the social and institutional capital of long-term partners, making it possible for the school to offer resources and services that address the needs identified by the community. Although each CPS is different, common supports include healthcare, clothing, meals, parental engagement, instruction enrichment and tutoring - relieving teachers to focus on academics. The objective is to meet the social, emotional, mental, physical, nutritional and sometimes financial needs of students, fully immersing them in the opportunities offered by their school.

This event will feature the following guest speakers:

  • Renita Houston, Manatee Elementary Community Partnership School Director
  • Denise Davis-Cotton Cotton, EdD, EdS, MA, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
  • Zenia Robertson, Faith Based Leader
  • Brennan Asplen, Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools
  • Cynthia Saunders, Superintendent of Manatee County Schools
  • Bill Colgate, M.D., Sr. Director, Community Affairs/COO-AllCare Options – MCR Health

Additional speakers:

  • Jarvis Wheeler,CHS Statewide Sr. Director, Community Partnership Schools
  • Kylia Carswell,Mort Elementary Community Partnership School Director
  • Reynalda Correa,Parent
  • Lashanda Copeland,Parent
  • Charles Scherer,CHS Regional Executive Director
  • Latiecea Hailey Brown,Principal at Mort Elementary Community Partnership School
  • Kylie Ross,Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, Mort Elementary Community Partnership School


Date & Time:

  • Monday, May 24th: 6:00 – 7:30 PM



This event will be held through Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook. Details will be sent upon registration.



This training is free of charge. Please register through Eventbrite: Please email all questions to