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Sign up for our June webinars on implementing SRTS in low-income schools!
Hear more about local promising practices on June 8 and 17
Next week, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership will release a new publication,
‘•Implementing Safe Routes to School in Low-Income Schools and Communities.’–
It highlights promising practices and creative strategies that have been employed in low-income communities throughout the country.
To help expand on the information available in the publication, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is holding two webinars. This will be your opportunity to learn more from the experiences of local organizations implementing Safe Routes to School in low-income communities’”and ask questions. Both webinars are meant for volunteers and professionals interested in Safe Routes to School implementation.
Please sign up now! We look forward to sharing these new resources with you.
Webinar 1: Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST Register at: http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=EE55DE8088
This webinar will include practical tips and experiences for engaging parents in challenging schools’”including grassroots organizing and messaging tips, how to find and build trust with parents, and how to train them to be advocates. The webinar will also cover some methods for addressing concerns with crime and violence along routes to school.
‘¢ Margo Pedroso, Deputy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership ‘¢ Nora Cody, Safe Routes to School Director, TransForm, Alameda County, CA
‘¢ Nikki Trevino, Program Coordinator, Austin Healthy Adolescent Initiative, Austin, TX
Webinar 2: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST Register at: http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=EE55DE8089
This webinar will focus on strategies for helping low-income communities, which often lack planners and engineers, develop and implement Safe Routes to School programs. Two communities will share their experiences in working with a non-profit organization and a Metropolitan Planning Organization to assess Safe Routes to School needs and implement projects and programs.
Speakers for the two communities will also discuss challenges they faced and how the collaborative focus of Safe Routes to School helped build buy-in with school and city leaders.
‘¢ Margo Pedroso, Deputy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
‘¢ Bill Swiatek, Senior Planner, Wilmington Area Planning Council, Wilmington, DE
‘¢ Christy Filby, parent champion, Ridgeway Elementary School, East Moline, IL