Community is in our name by design. As a grassroots public charter founded by local families in 2002, Irvington Community School’s intentional community focus is one of our greatest assets. It is central to all we do in that we are, at heart, a community of learners.

Community Engagement Strategy

Irvington Community Schools, Inc. strives to implement meaningful Community Engagement strategy to identify and connect community building and academic resources, tools and opportunities which directly benefit students, families, alumni, staff and the greater Irvington Community. Collaborative strategy includes, but is not limited to, academic development, parent engagement projects, service learning partnerships and work-based learning opportunities.

To build upon more than 17 years of community partnership development, ICS, Inc. established a formalized Community Engagement Department in 2017.

Community Engagement Values

Irvington Community Schools, Inc. believes community-based schools can, and should, play an integral role in cultivating a meaningful environment where students, family, alumni and local neighborhoods are connected and thriving. This belief is demonstrated by purposefully aligning the school’s assets to act as a collaborator for discussions, decision-making and implementation of projects or programs (internally and externally) affecting the communities it serves.

2018 ICS Community Engagement Goals
  • Support 2018-2019 Volunteer Service Program (Family | Community | Corporate) Partnerships
  • Create opportunity for Community Engagement Internship (Irvington Preparatory High School Student)
  • Administer on going data gathering and needs assessment processes
  • Identify, participate in or lead one (1) quarterly community engagement effort in direct partnership with the Irvington community
  • Cultivate curriculum-based partnerships to support Irvington Preparatory Academy’s Service Learning and Cooperative Learning Programs
  • Facilitate two (2) Corporate Service Days per semester
Community Engagement Partners:
Educational Partners
Corporate and Nonprofit Partners
Local Community Partners

Interested in getting involved in community engagement efforts with Irvington Community Schools? Contact:

Tammi L. Hughes
Community Engagement Specialist
Phone: (317) 357-3770 x148