Department of Community Engagement

Community Engagement:  Schools and Community ... Together is Better!
Linda Buswell, Community Engagement Coordinator - (804) 693-1254
[email protected]

What is Community Engagement?

Community Engagement is more than a volunteer program.  It is a belief that learning is a lifelong process, that citizens have a right and a responsibility to meaningful and extensive involvement in decisions that affect their communities, that school facilities should be used as a central learning center for all community members, that inter-agency cooperation and coordination avoids costly duplication of services, and that everyone should be involved in the education of the entire community.

The Gloucester Department of Community Engagement provides a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of the community and schools.

Your Peasley coordinator

*Oversees the volunteer program
*Publishes the bi-monthly school newsletter
*Coordinates media coverage
*Facilitates use of community resources
*Assists with emergency information for the county.

Use of Community Resources
The Community Engagement Coordinator assists school staff in identifying, scheduling, and coordinating a variety of guest speakers and outreaches which are often inexpensive resources, which do not take students out of the classroom.  Guest speakers, and outreaches are great ways for community members to become involved.
Office Hours

Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

*Hours subject to change

Volunteer in Middle School? YES!!

Volunteers are crucial to our school's success; studies have shown that children do better in school when their parents and community members are involved.

Volunteers gain valuable experience and personal contacts, make new friends, develop new skills, contribute to the community, and enrich the lives of our Peasley students.

The Community Engagement Coordinator follows specific guidelines for the appropriate placement of volunteers.  Before any volunteer is placed in a classroom or resource area, they must attend an orientation with the Community Engagement Coordinator and complete necessary paperwork, including criminal background checks.

Please contact Linda Buswell
at (804) 693-1254 for more information.

School and Community Information

Find out what's going on in your school and community!

* Gloucester County website
* Community Engagement in Gloucester
* Gloucester Parks and Recreation
* GCPS Facilities Use Manual
* Cable Channel 47 (Gloucester County's Public Schools public access television station.  Tune in anytime to learn about upcoming school events or see what's been happening recently in our school.)

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