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Community Engagement Strand


Essential Questions

  • Will your school be “diverse by design”? Why or why not?

  • Who are the students you will be serving? What are their needs?

  • How do you build “with” and not “for” the community?

  • How do you better understand the needs of the community?

  • How might you make a strong case for the need for the school?

Put it to Practice


Possible Products

  • Create an asset map of your community

  • Conduct empathy interviews and focus groups with families and community members

  • Create marketing and recruitment materials

  • Design and implement a pop-up or pilot

  • Galvanize support from local politicians, community leaders, clergy

  • Create/collaborate with student design team

OR write a section of your charter petition/school application related to community engagement

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