Creating new partnerships

Folk wisdom tells us, "It takes a village to raise a child." But it is also true that it takes a village to educate our children.

We are looking for ways to put the ingenuity, hard work and resources of entire communities to work for their schools. We know new partnerships among businesses, social services, philanthropies, community organizations and private citizens can brighten the future of both our children and our cities.

Ohio Smart Schools is seeking ideas for how to stretch education dollars by encouraging volunteerism, stimulating private donations and fostering partnerships that open additional resources to schools.