Community School

School 2 Community Schools Wing Grand Opening celebration

The Community Room at School 2.

School 2 is a Community School

Community Schools like School 2 are meant to not only provide a quality education to every student, but also to serve as a hub for varied support services for both children and their families. The Community Schools Wing at School 2 is a newly renovated section of the building, allowing for private areas for medical and dental screenings, family support, career resources and meeting spaces.

Our staff consists of family advocates, social workers, community and student advocates, case managers and a pediatric health consultant. Learn more about our staff members.

Community schools

Family Advocates can help community members find child care, employment, food services, housing and other needs.


By providing support and advocacy for families to reduce barriers, our goals are to:

  • Reduce behavioral incidents
  • Increase student attendance
  • Increase academic achievement



Community Schools, dental services

The Community Room at School 2 includes private spaces for medical, dental and psychological services.



  • Assemblies and student events
  • Project PROMISE
  • Family advocacy
  • Family/community engagement, outreach and recruitment events
  • Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) coordination
  • Liaison between home, school and community
  • Life and leadership skills groups for students
  • Home visits
  • Health education for students and families
  • Assist families in finding mental and physical health providers and resources
  • Uniforms
  • Assist families in securing basic needs (food, clothing, shelter)
  • Provide support/counseling and psycho education to students and families
  • Support teachers’ mental health to create/maintain a healthy learning environment
  • Provide mindfulness and meditation opportunities for students, families and staff



  • Capital Care Pediatrics
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Capital Roots
  • Commision on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
  • Girls On the Run, Inc.
  • MVP Healthcare Providers, Inc.
  • North Central Little League
  • Oakwood Community Center
  • Park Playhouse Productions
  • Rensselaer County Mental Health Department
  • Rensselaer County Probation
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Riverview Pediatrics
  • Salvation Army
  • Seal-A-Smile
  • Siena College Bonner program
  • START Center
  • Sunnyside Center
  • Troy Boys and Girls Club
  • Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (TRIP)
  • Unity House
  • Whitney Young Health Centers
  • YMCA
  • YWCA