ABC Community School Partnership is a network of New Mexico leaders that aligns policies, practices and resources to build and sustain a system of community schools aimed at helping students succeed in school and life. This network includes the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque Public Schools, Hispano Chamber of Commerce, University of New Mexico, United Way of Central New Mexico, American Federation of Teachers, and other partners. ABC Community Schools Partnership contracted with Apex to conduct a study to examine the return on investment (ROI) of a Community School Coordinator. The community school strategy has proven effective in improving academic outcomes for students, and it is well-accepted among community school practitioners that a crucial piece of this strategy is the Coordinator.