Community Schools

Community Schools Initiative


As a Community School, Whitney Point works to build partnerships with families and community organizations in a collaborative effort to support each child's learning and development.

What is a Community School?

A Community School is a partnership among community stakeholders, parents, and schools focused on supporting student development, improving student outcomes, supporting families, and developing strong communities. When schools, families, and communities work together, every component of this partnership can be strengthened and engaged.

Raising Eagles Summer STEAM Event

Our community Schools program held a STEAM camp yesterday at Dorchester Park for members of our Raising Eagles program. They partnered with Binghamton University's Physics Department, which provided STEAM kits. The department's PhD students even built the kits with the kids! Thank you to all who made this a fun, enriching afternoon for our Raising Eagles members.

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The group from the Summer STEAM event

Summer Meal Distribution Information

Below is updated information on the summer meal distribution sites, provided by the Rock on Café. There are dozens of locations across Broome County, Tioga County and the City of Binghamton. For more information, click here.

The Incredible Years Program

The Incredible Years® child programs use dinosaur-themed materials and life-size puppets to engage children and strengthen social, emotional, and academic skills.

The Incredible Years® parenting programs focus on strengthening parenting competencies and fostering parent involvement in children’s school experiences, to promote children’s academic, social and emotional skills and reduce behavioral challenges. Please watch our video below for more info!

Programs Offered

Incredible Years

Early Eagles


Community Resources

Point Bible ChurchClothing Bank, Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.

211 Listing of Area Resources

Getthere- Rural Transportation Assistance

Norther Broome Cares - Services for Those 60 and Over

WP Ecumenical Food Pantry at St. Patrick's ChurchThe Food Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon.

Lisle Community Garden


Julia Jurena

Julia Jurena
Community Schools Coordinator, CEA

Beth Whittaker

Beth Whittaker
 Community Schools Coordinator, CEA

Kristin Galusha

Kristin Galusha 
Community Schools Coordinator,
TRA and High School 

Family Outreach

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Community Schools Newsletter

March Newsletter
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