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NBC News Highlights Community Schools

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NBC Nightly News reporter Chelsea Clinton recently highlighted a local community school’s Homework Diner program in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Manzano Mesa Elementary School started the Homework Diner program in 2012, aiming to increase homework completion and improve the culture of the school community. With approximately 67% of students eligible for free and reduced lunch and 2 out of 3 students living in hunger, the program also set out to address the significant nutritional barriers to learning.

In the video above, Chelsea Clinton interviews Principal Peggy Candelaria and Community School Coordinator Deanna Creighton Cook.

To Learn More about Community Schools:

> Visit the Coalition for Community Schools website

> Visit our Elev8 page for videos and updates

> Visit or the websites of the local initiatives:

Elev8 Baltimore
Elev8 Chicago
Elev8 New Mexico
Elev8 Oakland

Elev8 and Coalition for Community Schools (via a re-grant from the Institute for Educational Leadership) are grantees of Atlantic’s Children & Youth programme in the United States, which funds efforts to support and expand community schools.