We will regularly update this page with resources pertaining to school-based partnerships.  If you have any questions or recommendations, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Requirements for Partners

This document summarizes the requirements for partners operating in schools.  It includes descriptions of each requirement and the process for submitting the required information/documentation. Feel free to share it with your new and existing partners at your school!

Onboarding Guide

The Office of Strategic Partnerships has created the Onboarding Guide to make it easier for partners and schools to understand the various policies and procedures that impact the formation and support of school-based partnerships.  As policies change and processes improve, we will update this guide.

If you have a suggestion for a topic that should be covered in the guide or questions about the contents, please contact

Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) Fact Sheet

This is a summary of the functions/roles of the Office of Strategic Partnerships.

Site-Specific Collaboration Plan

In addition to a binding legal agreement with the District, we encourage partners to develop a Site-Specific Collaboration Plan (“Collaboration Plan”) with each school they are partnering with. The Collaboration Plan is an opportunity for school staff and partner to establish a shared vision for the partnership and clarify partner and school expectations.

For more information about the Collaboration Plan, and a template of the plan, please click here.

Partnering for Student Success: A Practical Guide to Building Effective School-Based Partnerships

In the 2015-2016 school year, an evaluation of coordinating school-based partnerships was conducted in Philadelphia.  This evaluation generated information around the nature of building and sustaining school-based partnerships and best practices in this work.  If you are interested in learning about how to establish and grow strong school-based partnerships, check out this guide!