East Community Center

Purpose of the Work:

Goal: Promote a culture of collaboration and community engagement in which school families and the community feel valued and included in the repurposing of the East Elementary building.

Outcome: A community space in the East community that is reflective of, and driven by, the community through a lens of equity and inclusion.

Community Meetings

All meetings will be held at East Elementary School 

Dinner will be served from 5:00pm -  5:30pm and meetings will be held from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Meeting #1: September 21
Meeting #2: October 5
Meeting #3: October 26
Meeting #4: November 9

What to expect:

  • Process: Collaborative and community driven
  • Activities to generate ideas and needs
  • Consensus building
  • Feedback loop with the LPS Board of Education
  • Childcare provided
  • Language interpretation and material translation
  • Dinner provided

History

  • Decision to consolidate East and Ralph Moody elementary schools on the Ralph Moody campus.
  • Commitment from the LPS Board of Education and administration to pursue the development of a community center on the East campus that is designed to support the needs of the community.  
  • LPS sought grant funding in order to collaborate with a facilitator to support and lead the community engagement efforts.  
  • Hired outside group to facilitate community process
  • Conducting research; meeting with stakeholders; hosting community meetings; developing plan for building
  • Goal: Promote a culture of collaboration and community engagement in which school families and the community feel valued and included in the repurposing of the East Elementary building.
  • Outcome: A community space in the East community that is reflective of, and driven by, the community through a lens of equity and inclusion.