The Oneness of School and Community


With the exception of the Academic Advisor, the Vancouver School Board (VSB) does not fund non-enrolling teachers in Adult Education, so students must access specialized support within the community. However, the school does have an Outreach Worker, a support staff member charged with helping students connect with services they may need. At this time, the Outreach Worker at Hastings Education Centre has established relationships on behalf of the school with over 100 community services. What follows is an inventory of these resources, an overall evaluation of their strengths and shortcomings, and a discussion about student connection to school and community development. Continue reading