Ottawa Community Schools Network
OCSN Coordinators bring together families, educators, and community partners and provide access to top-quality academics, enrichment, and health and social services under one roof so all students can succeed in school and life.
Community schools utilize the assets of the entire community—including the gifts of people who live and work there, parents, families, residents and community partners to create the optimal learning conditions for each student.
We believe that schools are most effective working in collaboration.
Through these partnerships, community schools become the center of the neighborhood and a safe space to seek help and support educationally and otherwise.
Community schools are in the community, with the community, and for the community
Who We Are
OCSN Team Lead - Hamilton Community Schools
Community School Coordinator - Hamilton Elementary
Community School Coordinator - Hamilton Middle School
Community School Coordinator - Hamilton High School
What We Do
Community School Coordinators remove barriers for K-12 students and connect students and families to resources, such as:
If you find yourself in need of specific supports, please reach out to your OCSN Coordinator or explore this OCSN Hamilton Community Schools Resource Guide.
Feeding America - Mobile Food Pantry
OCSN Coordinators host a Mobile Food Pantry distribution once a month in Hamilton. Distributions will take place a the Hamilton Community Schools "Old Bus Garage" at 3644 48th Street from 5-6pm.
Upcoming dates for 2022 are as follows:
Monday September 26th
Monday October 24th
Monday November 21st
Monday December 19th
If you are in need of food support and cannot attend the food distribution, feel free to access Feeding America's website for other local Mobile Food Pantry distributions at:
October 1, 2022
Free Oil Change for Families In Need
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Community Resources and Supports
OCSN Hamilton Community Schools Resource Guide
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