Imagine your community as a human library

We connect teachers and students with community partners to create real-world learning experiences.

Creating real-world learning opportunities for students.
CommunityShare believes our communities are only as strong as the relationships we build. Through our online network and offline resources we connect community members, industry professionals, parents, and organizations with educators who want to create real-world learning opportunities with their students.
Bringing educators and partners together

PK-12 Educators

Teachers want more community support. That’s why CommunityShare’s online network connects educators to partners and resources in their local community ready to share their expertise and experiences with students.

Are you a PK-12 educator, school staff or after-school educator looking to make “real-world” learning and careers come alive in your classroom for free?

Community Partners

Too many students don’t see the relevance of school and how it relates to their lives and career aspirations. Most have limited opportunities to learn directly from artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and others in their community.

Do you want to share your skills, hobbies, talents and experiences with the next generation but you’re not sure how to do it? We’ll help you connect to educators and students.

Making a meaningful difference in local communities
Field Studies
“It’s what you see in your artist’s eye that makes a difference.”
Exploring Watersheds Through Science, Poetry and Watercolor
Second graders learned key concepts about watersheds and wetlands through field studies with their teacher and an artist from the community.
Hands-On Projects
“I know what I want to do when I get older.”
Glass Creations Connected to Science and Business
High schoolers worked with glass-blowing artisans to explore scientific concepts and entrepreneurship through glass.
Civic Engagement
“Magic happens when students accomplish what they thought was impossible.”
Sunnyside Future City STEAM Program
Students worked with professionals to design sustainable cities of the future.
  • "The energy and creativity of the first graders was contagious at Borton Elementary School. I had a blast sharing my knowledge and illustration projects with the students...I am still smiling!"

    Julie B. Illustrator & Designer, Tucson
  • "CommunityShare provides opportunities for students to meet, interact and collaborate with experts in different occupations. These interactions help students create visions for themselves and their futures."

    Kathy L. Teacher, Tucson
  • "This project helped students to express their concerns, learn coping mechanisms, and integrate what they learned through creating an art piece."

    Jackie Schuld Teacher
  • "I learned the importance of my social media appearance when I apply for jobs."

    11th Grade Student
  • "I felt very honored that I was a part of the experience. I learned a lot about Mexico, art, and how to contribute to our community."

  • "Students who have struggled all year to complete lesson projects were engaged, creative, and thinking about how to solve problems in their community."

    Rebeka Densen Teacher
  • "The students who won first place on the project because of their unique design, attention to detail, and motivation to test their model struggled to complete projects in the past..."

    Rebeka Densen Teacher
  • "[I learned] ways to make our city a better place."

    8th Grade Student
  • "I never knew how cool glass blowing could be. It was amazing to be able to be open to what the glass was doing. I also loved learning how to write a business plan for my own studio one day. I know what I want to do when I get older."

  • "I was so amazed to see how proud students were to show their parents and families what they’d created."

    Charlene Mendoza Teacher