21CSF has had a tremendous impact changing the conditions of public school buildings and grounds in D.C. over 25 years--from deplorable to modern. However, most don't know the critical role the civic sector has played to secure these advances. We want to capture the hidden history of community organizing, advocacy, and dedication to show how powerful democratic engagement with a positive vision, good data and research, can be in making these equity improvements for children and communities.
Until the lions tell their story, tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.
Build public will and governmental capacity for modern and equitable PK-12 public school facilities that support high quality education and community revitalization.
* Listen to stakeholders
* Collect and analyze data
* Research PK12 public school facilities & their impacts
* Develop model policies
* Test new practices
* Invent technology tools
* Provide technical assistance
* Share data, analysis & insights
* Advocate for reforms
* Share funding