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MWO volunteer and Alexander student playing legosThe establishment of public and private partnerships within our schools in the Iowa City Community School District is what the Support-A-School program is all about. The Support-A-School program was launched in 2016 to improve student performance and engagement, while creating a network Johnson County General Assistanceof community support for schools. Four formal school-business partnerships were established in the 2016-2017 school year.

School Supply Drive

Leading up to the 2018-2019 school year, a school supply drive was held to provide much needed supplies to students in elementary, junior high and high school to start off the new school year.  The donated backpacks, notebooks, paper, crayons and other school needs filled the conference room at the District ESC office.  Thank you to all who brought in supplies:

AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance

Coral Ridge Cinema

First Christian Church


Jason Hanson

Imagine for Youth Foundation

Iowa Chapter APWA

David Kienzle

Dennis, Claudia, and Alex Kline

Legacy Senior Living


Pokemon GO Iowa City

Sanctuary Community Church

University of Iowa Community Credit Union

University of Iowa Health Care Department of Internal Medicine


School and Business Support A School Partnerships

Alexander Elementary and MidWestOne Bank

Hills Elementary and Hills Bank and Trust

Kirkwood Elementary and University of Iowa Community Credit Union

Wood Elementary and Two Rivers Bank & the University of Iowa

What can Support-A-School Community Partners Do?

Our schools can use assistance in all sorts of ways.  And each school’s needs are a little different.  We work with the schools and the community partners to make a plan for assistance that provides the schools help where they really need it, but also considers the strengths and resources of the community partner.  Here are just a few ways Support-A-School partners might help.