CCS exists under the legal auspices of The Foundation for Excellence in Education which is a federally identified not for profit organization dedicated to serving children through various activities as follows:

Children’s Community School: CCS is an elementary school that provides “education for democracy” to a socio-economically diverse community.

Children’s Arts Institute: CAI is a summer program that provides a fun, art-focused day camp to a socio-eonomically diverse community. Find more information here: CAI.

Van Nuys Health Fair and Family Festival:  The Festival is a day-long event produced and staffed by the children, parents and staff of Children’s Community School. In partnership with many social services agencies, the Festival offers free health information and services to underserved families in Van Nuys.  Find more information here:  VNHF.

Van Nuys Civic Center West Neighborhood Group: VNCC is a neighborhood group that holds monthly meetings on the CCS campus. On the last Tuesday of each month, we come together discuss crime, traffic, trash pick-up, parking—you name it! Chaired by Maria Cerna and attended regularly by Senior Lead LAPD Office Tony Cabunoc, this group of people who care about our neighborhood has become close to each other and close to the School.