Calistoga Community Schools Initiatives
To engage students and families in meaningful learning opportunities to prepare them for a better future through collaborative partnerships that increase access to resources, leading to stronger families and a healthier community.
The Calistoga Community Schools Initiative (CCSI) was created to bring together a range of community stakeholders to address the many issues that families face in Calistoga by aligning efforts in key areas affecting education, health, and wellness. CCSI is a public-private partnership that includes the school district, local government, and private nonprofit organizations. As a birth-to-college initiative it is focused on holistic support for children and families so that all students graduate high school ready for college, careers and their future.
UpValley Family Centers of Napa County (UVFC) provides backbone support and coordinates CCSI as well as operating family resource centers in Calistoga and St. Helena. As part of CCSI, UVFC has worked to establish partnerships with organizations that include early childhood programs, school districts, nonprofits, and city and county agencies.
All Calistoga students will be lifelong learners, equipped with the skills to find success in life and to make a positive impact on the world around them.
CCSI has identified four areas to focus it’s work in addition to initiative coordination, paying special attention to key education transitions (into kindergarten, into middle/high school, high school graduation):
Provide quality early learning and school readiness services to children and families
Family & Student Engagement
Provide youth mentoring and family engagement, leadership, and educational opportunities
Provide School-based counseling for students
Provide opportunities to increase physical well-being of families and students.
Calistoga Community School Initiative Partners
The Initiative collaborates with a wide range of partners to support a collective impact approach to student achievement and community wellness:
Aldea Children & Family Services
Boys & Girls Club of St. Helena/Calistoga
Butte County Office of Education – Migrant Education
California Highway Patrol
Calistoga Chamber of Commerce
Calistoga Joint Unified School District
Calistoga Police Department
Child Start (Raising A Reader)
City of Calistoga
Girls On The Run
Hearts & Hands Preschool
LGBTQ Connection (On The Move)
Mentis – Mental Health Services
Napa County Health and Human Services Agency
Napa County Office of Education
Napa Emergency Women’s Services
Napa Valley Adult School
Napa Valley College
Napa Valley College
Napa Valley Library – Calistoga
Palisades High School
PDI Surgery Center
Rotary of Calistoga
Soroptimists of Calistoga
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
UpValley Family Centers