Cardozo Kick Off Presentation (Final)

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Cardozo Kick Off Presentation (Final)

  1. 2. THE COLLABORATORS
  2. 3. This project is a collaborative effort of two important advocacy groups – 21 Century School Fund (21CSF) and SHAPPE (Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators), Cardozo Senior High School teachers and students, parents, and community members.
  3. 4. 21 Century School Fund (21CSF) and SHAPPE (Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals, and Educators) have partnered together to identify policy and practice reforms that connect schools and communities in order for communities to participate in making and sustaining better schools and schools to contribute to the health and quality of the neighborhood.
  4. 5. SITE TOUR To see more images, please visit: http://imagedb.afh-dc.org/v/cardozo/
  5. 16. THE PROJECT
  6. 17. This project is funded by a new education centered community development initiative of the Capital One Foundation. 21CSF and SHAPPE are piloting this work in three DC public high schools, including Cardozo. 21CSF and SHAPPE are working to support staff and community members at Cardozo high school with educational facility and grounds planning, particularly their campus greening and with helping to plan and develop a parent/community resource center.
  7. 18. CHALLENGES
  8. 19. <ul><li>This initiative has three main challenges: </li></ul><ul><li>Decline in student enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Limited parent and community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Limited resources to reach parents for internet communication </li></ul>
  9. 22. Parent/Community Connector Center 37’ L x 23’-9” W
  10. 23. FLOOR PLAN
  11. 24. GOALS
  12. 25. <ul><li>Along with AFH-DC’s great design solution, we hope the Parent/Community Connector Center (PCCC) will: </li></ul><ul><li>Attract, retain and increase student enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a place for school and community activities beyond the normal school day </li></ul><ul><li>Improve communication with parents, community members and organizations </li></ul>
  13. 26. <ul><li>PCCC Goals continued… </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the capacity for internet communication between parents and the school </li></ul><ul><li>Help Cardozo to develop a clear vision and guidelines for working w/parents and community organizations at their school </li></ul>
  14. 28. PROGRAMMATIC KEY ELEMENTS
  15. 29. <ul><li>The PCCC will be an inviting, well-equipped and staffed parent and volunteer support and training center that will also: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide services to parents and volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Help to build the community and connect with others </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a Parent Information and Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate design elements that will successfully address functionality, safety, health, sustainability and beauty. </li></ul>
  16. 30. PROJECT EXPERIENCE
  17. 31. CO GIANG PLAYGROUND VIETNAM
  18. 32. NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES BETHESDA, MARYLAND
  19. 33. NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES BETHESDA, MARYLAND
  20. 34. SO ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN DC PUBLIC SCHOOLS?

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