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2019-20 IMPACT Stats

Students Served*
Supports Provided*

*Approximate Figures

Schools Served
Percent of Students
Economically Disadvantaged 76%

For the past 6 years, 90% by 2020 has partnered with the Anchorage School District (ASD) to get students experiencing challenges the right services at the right time. We are excited to announce that the Community PLUS Schools initiative has expanded to 15 schools this year!

Our schools include:

  • Airport Heights Elementary
  • Chester Valley Elementary
  • College Gate Elementary
  • Creekside Park Elementary
  • Lake Hood Elementary
  • Lake Otis Elementary
  •  Muldoon Elementary
  • North Star Elementary
  • Northwood Elementary
  • Nunaka Valley Elementary
  • Russian Jack Elementary
  • Tudor Elementary
  • Turnagain Elementary
  • Tyson Elementary
  • Wendler Middle School

So, what does it mean to connect the right students to the right supports at the right time? Imagine there’s a fourth grader whose parents both work two jobs to make ends meet. Sometimes this student has a hard time focusing in class and could really benefit from some extra help in an after school club but can’t go because they won’t have a way to get home. That’s where Community PLUS Schools comes in. Our team works with the teacher and parents to not only get that student enrolled in the club but to make sure they have transportation to get home.

In the 2020-21 school year, PLUS has also collaborated with ASD and Camp Fire Alaska to create Learning Pods in three schools to serve students at the highest risk and who had not attended their remote learning classroom prior to the program. This innovation created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is now operating in three schools serving a total of 60 students (20 students each; schools are not listed to maintain privacy for the students).

The Learning Pods serve students who are experiencing homelessness, learning English as a second language, eligible for free-and-reduced lunch /experiencing poverty and who have academic needs, or are part of the foster care system. The pods have become an education lifeline for these students, providing transportation to and from school when needed, breakfast and lunch, and adult supervision by Camp Fire staff as they attend their online classes.


Community PLUS Schools helps students with a number of things – access to food, child care, transportation, clubs, tutoring and more.

  • Tutoring
  • Classroom support
  • Math Whizz Club
  • Book Club
  • Computer Programming Club
  • Computer Club
  • Kindergarten Readers Club
  • Morning Math Club
  • Connection to basic services such as food, clothing, shelter, and health care
  • Transportation

With the help of the Anchorage School District, Community PLUS Schools is able to connect students to the community supports they need at no cost to the family. The close partnership we have with schools and teachers also allows students to be continually monitored so we can see how they progress and provide further assistance when needed.


In the 2018-19 school year, 82.1 percent of students receiving PLUS supports met attendance goals.

Attendance Goals Met in 2019-20
Community PLUS Schools On Average 73.8%
Students Who Received PLUS Supports 86.9%


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