Knapp Elementary

United Way of Racine County


What is a Community School?


Community schools are part of United Way of Racine County’s LIFT (Link and Inspire for Tomorrow) strategy, which, in partnership with Racine Unified School District, creates local partnerships to align resources and provide targeted support.


A community school is a holistic resource hub for students, families and community members in the neighborhood it serves.

Through relationships and partnerships with organizations, nonprofits and businesses in the greater community, community schools are able to provide services, programs and opportunities that fit the unique needs of its students, families and community members.


When a community school is in its fullest form, it is a hub for the community because it provides a variety of services in one central location. Examples of these services include tax workshops, mental health clinics, dental clinics, ESL Courses, HSED courses and more to meet the needs of the community.

Zyaire Strowder

Community School Coordinator

I am Zyaire Strowder, and I am the Community School Coordinator for THE Knapp Elementary. I work for United Way and I am stationed at Knapp to help coordinate services with our community partners to serve our Knapp students, families, and

community members. 


I am from Independence, Louisiana but I grew up in Illinois. Before my role as a Coordinator, I worked as a Youth Fitness Specialist (Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha), Swim Instructor (Park District of Highland Park), Basketball Coach (Northern Illinois), and Site Director (Beach Park area) for a respected before and after school program.  


If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact me:



Office: 262-456-6471

Work Cell: 262-994-502