As part of the Chicago Coalition for Community Schools, the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) plays a vital role in the development, success and sustainability of this initiative in the city's public schools. Through the Community Schools initiative, CCAP is shaping the schools of tomorrow through its commitment to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. By uniting the most important influences in children's lives - school, family and community - this initiative fully supports their learning and development. The programs and projects offered in Community Schools provide a full-service approach to education by addressing the whole child, including physical, social and emotional, as well as academic needs. Schools become the center of their community, ensuring that students have the creative, supportive environments necessary to succeed.