The Collaborative facilitates conceptual planning that helps school and community groups to articulate a vision, but that’s just one piece of the process. Schoolyard transformation can take years, rather than months, to accomplish. An effective project requires community building, tenacity, attention to detail, and endurance.
This section summarizes some of steps you’ll encounter along the way to a better schoolyard. This is important because the work you do in the early stages will sustain you over the duration of the project—and beyond.
Here are some of the steps you’ll encounter along the way. You’ll learn as you go that the process is not always this linear - there are often lots of starts and stops. You may overlap or repeat several steps as your project takes shape.