A community school is a public school that combines the best educational practices with a wide range of vital in-house health and social services to ensure that children are physically, emotionally and socially prepared to learn. The Children’s Aid Society operates 21 community schools in New York City, many of which serve large numbers of refugees and immigrants. In addition, Children’s Aid operates the National Technical Assistance Center for Community Schools (NTACCS), which assists educators, community leaders, funders and policymakers in adapting the Children’s Aid model nationally and internationally.