CLCs thrive on the strong relationships between the school and community partnerships that share a common goal of growing successful youth, thriving families and strong neighborhoods. Each CLC strives to promote collaboration between each school and its community. Lead agencies have been identified to assist with promoting and implementing a successful CLC at their schools and employ the School Community Coordinator. Each lead agency brings a diverse set of skills and capacities which are aligned with the overall vision and goals of the CLC initiative. Collaboration and partnerships enhance the opportunities to build a stronger community, assist in better understanding the needs of youth and families by improving communication among all stakeholders.