And we’re committed to Creating Community Change by operating university-inspired, trauma-informed, free TK-8 public charter schools for all students, especially those experiencing homelessness or in the foster care system.
This website provides an overview and resources for our Community Meeting Toolkit and was made possible by funding from the California Department of Education’s Homeless Innovative Programs (HIP) grant.
We began our mission of Creating Community Change with our flagship county-wide charter in Orange County (SPOC) and have expanded with campuses in Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Our model of innovative practice (MIP) is intentionally designed to have a comprehensive, whole-child approach to student success.
Four Campuses in Three Counties
Serving our Students Experiencing Homelessness
Identifying & Supporting Homeless Youth
A 10 times higher rate of youth experiencing homelessness attend our Oceanside and Los Angeles/South Bay schools compared to district averages.
Serving the Historically Underserved
As a trauma-informed school, we knew that our students experiencing homelessness needed a welcoming environment, trusted adults and peers, explicit opportunities to learn and practice coping skills, and their basic needs met. Thanks to the Homeless Innovative Programs (HIP) grant, we look forward to sharing our successful strategies and tools with schools across California.
We developed the Community Meeting toolkit to meet the needs of students experiencing homelessness
Improved Student Outcomes
By implementing this model of innovative practice (MIP), Community Meeting has undeniably played a crucial role in elevating our students’ outcomes.
Conditions and Climate
Train WIth US!
As a nonprofit, free public charter school, Scholarship Prep exists to educate and serve our students and build community partnerships. Our team of experienced educators is passionate about our trauma-informed approach to schooling, and we would love to share these strategies and the Community Meeting toolkit with like-minded districts, administrators, teachers, and staff!
News and Events
Mobile health units are a beacon of hope for students who may not otherwise have access to healthcare services. With a wide range of services offered by community partners at each campus, Scholarship Prep is committed to connecting students and families with the support and care they need!
Scholarship Prep's Dennise Allotey, Principal on Assignment, and Gilanie Thomas, Coordinator of Data and Accountability, were thrilled to showcase our Community Meeting toolkit at this year's Learning Exchange. During the event, we shared how our program has had a...
The Scholarship Prep team attended and participated in this year’s highly anticipated Charter School Development Center (CSDC) Conference, where we found inspiration and made a meaningful impact. Whether leading a workshop, participating on a panel, or attending a session, CSDC 2023 provides valuable opportunities to collaborate with like-minded educators and create equitable and high-quality educational experiences for all students.