The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (WKKF) support of Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) is an investment in the future of Battle Creek. The success of BCPS and its students is directly tied to the vitality and well-being of the community. Nobody knows better than members of a community what they need to thrive. And when communities drive how problems are defined, how decisions are made and how solutions are created, meaningful and enduring change is possible. With this in mind, BCPS has entered into new partnerships with local organizations and businesses in order to transform education in the district with both the students’ and the community’s long-term needs in mind.
Parents are a child’s first teachers and that learning happens inside and outside of the classroom. Throughout the transformation process, BCPS has cultivated strong relationships with families, providing them the tools and resources they need to build supportive learning environments in their homes.
Community engagement is key to sustainable change. Local companies depend on the pipeline of talent coming out of Battle Creek Public Schools, just as families rely on job security and stability in the local economy. With the support of WKKF, BCPS has partnered directly with local government and businesses to help support the economic success of the community at large.
In order to help care for each student’s overall well-being, BCPS works closely with local health providers to ensure students have access to physical and mental health care services both within and outside of the school setting.
Local companies depend on the pipeline of talent coming out of Battle Creek Public Schools, just as families rely on job security and stability in the local economy. BCPS partners directly with local government and businesses to help support the economic success of the community at large.
Thanks to communications activities, the district’s reputation within the community continues to improve. The Burrell brand tracker survey found favorability toward the district is high (61%). The brand tracker also found high levels of awareness (74%) of BCPS communications among city parents whose children attend and don’t attend BCPS.
All city parents showed an increase of 11% in favorability toward BCPS from last year’s survey.