Stockton Center for Community Schools



Welcome to the Stockton Center for Community Schools!




  • Location:  Offices F211 A & B
  • Purpose: Work with urban schools in creating positive change for schools as well as for their neighborhoods and communities.
  • How will we do this?  We will achieve this through partnering with community groups already at work in supporting schools as well as new partners who would like to join us.


The Netter Model

Here at Stockton we will use the

University of Pennsylvania's Netter Center for Community Partnerships university-assisted community school model to help support schools in South Jersey. We are pleased the Atlantic City School District has agreed to partner with Stockton in implementing and assessing the Netter model as applied to a shore community. 


Join us as we work with community partners and our schools to improve students’ lives and transform our community, one school at a time.

Dr. Merydawilda Colón

Interim Executive Director of Stockton Center for Community Engagement

Coordinator, Stockton Center for Community Schools



    photo of Dr. Joseph Rubenstein

Dr. Joseph Rubenstein

Professor of Anthropology, Coordinator 

Faculty and Community Partnerships
Stockton Center for Community Engagement
Faculty Fellow AY2013-2014