A core group of individuals—families, students, teachers, staff, and neighbors—will need to coordinate activities and promote the project within the larger community.
To build excitement and interest, undertake a doable activity—host a clean-up day, create a small garden, or plant a few trees—that will inspire the community to think about the future of the school.
Designate an organization that is equipped to provide energetic and consistent support over time to maintain momentum. This might be a committee of the Home and School Association (or PTA), a “Friends” fundraising group, an existing community group, or a new nonprofit you create. Please note that you'll need to be a nonprofit or form a partnership with a nonprofit to work with the Collaborative.