Work With Us

Let's Collaborate

We work with schools at every stage of the community school development continuum. To learn more about opportunities for partnership, contact Angelo Gonzales at to schedule a conversation.

What We Provide

Hawthorne Comm


Training and preparation for community school practitioners, including school leaders, coordinators, staff, and community partners.


Technical Assistance

Technical assistance and capacity building support, including direct assistance to schools to ensure full implementation of the community school strategy.

Adrian and Tutors Jan 2022

Tools & Resources

Our goal is to be an online clearinghouse of tools and resources for community school practitioners.



Policy briefs and policy-relevant research.

Fellowship Program

New Mexico Community School Leaders: Earn a Micro-Credential in Collaborative Leadership in two 10-week courses

Led by the Institute for Educational Leadership, in partnership with Swift Community Schools. Designed in conjunction with principals who work throughout the state of New Mexico.

Gain the skills and tools needed to develop and sustain a collaborative leadership model! Each 10-week course will be led by a pair of coaches, and include group sessions along with independent practice time at each principal's school.




The Southwest Institute For Transformational Community Schools (SWIFT) is seeking a contractor to develop the Center of Excellence for Community Schools. The Center is a new program of SWIFT, which will provide capacity building services for community schools in New Mexico, with eventual expansion to the greater southwest region of the United States. The aims of the Center are to develop and provide technical assistance, training, professional learning, and coaching opportunities, along with other resources, for use by community school principals, coordinators, site-based leadership team members, and other community school practitioners.

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dh121115c/a-sec-metro/12112015---Manzano Mesa Elementary School Preschool Parent Coop members from left, Patricia Rico, Maria Valqui, Paulina Diaz and Ivonne Gonzalez (ALL CQ) sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" with their children in Spanish, photographed on Friday December 11, 2015. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal) (MORE ATTACHED)