Authentic Storytelling for Transformational Strategies

DC Public Schools firmly believes that individual schools work best when they reflect the unique needs of the community. But how do you keep those communities informed and connected to the work being done? Learn how DCPS embraced documentary storytelling to update stakeholders throughout its unprecedented redesign process at Anacostia High School. By forgoing traditional marketing methods in lieu of something more vulnerable, these schools created a dialogue with the community that ushered in greater change and served as a blueprint for community-driven transformation throughout the city.

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James Favata

LAI Video

William Haith

Ballou High School

Emily Nixon

DC Education Fund

Sonya Soloway

DC Public Schools

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