Business and Community Involvement

Through specific programs, CCSD encourages businesses and residents to be involved with CCSD schools. These programs offer different types of education and support for the educational institutions in the area.


School-Community Partnership Program

This program involves local businesses and public and private groups. The program began in 1983 as a pilot program of seven schools partnered with seven businesses. Since that time, it has grown to hundreds of partnerships with programs that range from kindergarten to 12th grade, from tutorial programs to scholarships, from science activities to fine arts programs.

The Public Education Foundation

This foundation was formed with a belief that improving our public schools was too big a task for a school district to undertake alone. It was established in 1991 as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit Nevada corporation with the mission to mobilize community and global resources to support and impact public education through initiatives, programs and promising practices designed to improve student performance and advance quality educational opportunities for all children. The foundation’s solutions to the challenges of educating a growing and diverse Southern Nevada population are impacting schools and the school district at multiple levels from grassroots classroom participation to systemic reform. Its initiatives and programs empower teachers and students, reduce bureaucracy, ensure accountability, leverage resources and deliver results.

The Career and Technical Education Department

This department works with local employers who provide job shadowing experiences, mock job interviews, paid work experience, internships, community service experiences and school-based enterprises for CCSD students. There are more than 275 different courses with the CTE department.

Student to Teacher Enlistment Project Undergraduate Program (STEP UP):

This program was designed to increase the number of local teachers trained and retained in Clark County. STEP UP, a nationally award-winning program, is currently available at eight comprehensive high schools and is the result of a partnership between the school district, Clark County Education Association Community Foundation, College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College. It was founded with the belief that if an incentive could be offered to help local students attend college and perhaps even accelerate their course work, then these students would not only be more likely to pursue a career in education but would also be inclined to remain in the community in which they were raised.