Wake County Public School System’s “Southeast Raleigh Elementary”
Monday, September 30, 2019
and the YMCA
10:30 am | Presentation begins @ 11:00
1436 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC
The Southeast Raleigh YMCA and Southeast Raleigh Elementary School is a unique partnership between The YMCA of the Triangle, the Wake County Public School System, and the Southeast Raleigh Promise with a shared mission to provide wellness and education opportunities to the underserved community of Southeast Raleigh. This is a community developed from the Purpose-Built Communities model, with the larger goal of ending the cycle of intergenerational poverty. The project is part of a larger mixed-use “Beacon Site” that will include affordable housing, a credit union, a grocery store, an urgent care, and incubator commercial office space to serve as a catalyst to bring about meaningful change.
The project takes advantage of the many synergies available between the YMCA and the elementary school and the community initiatives of the Southeast Raleigh Promise. Outdoor playfields, play structures, parking, drives, and other infrastructure are shared. The school cafeteria will serve as a community multi-purpose room after hours. The school gym can be used by YMCA patrons as a third gymnasium after hours. The YMCA has a heated outdoor pool where students will take swimming lessons as part of their physical education curriculum. The 5th grade learning commons includes a community kitchen that will be programmed by the Southeast Raleigh Promise after hours for healthy cooking and eating education for the community. The school’s Pre-K facilities are licensed by Headstart and include four classrooms and a commons.
The school uses some Paideia style teaching strategies in a couple upper grade classes, but it’s not its instructional focus. It has a soft roll out of an Institute for Learning approach. Basically, there are several new teaching practices involved in it. The primary focus this year is teaching through equity lenses to build authentic and positive relationships with the students.
- Understand economic mobility challenges of the Southeast Raleigh Community
- Examine the impact of access to quality social infrastructure components
- Learn how public private partnerships (PPP) plays a key role in this development project
- Learn about the synergies available in a unique collaboration that pairs multiple community organizations and facilities
Free Parking (be here at 10:30 AM):
At Mount Peace Baptist Church, 1601 Martin Luther King Blvd. Raleigh, NC
Free shuttle service will be provided to take participants from the parking lot to the school at 10:30 am, and back from the school to the parking lot at 1:00 pm.
Registration is FREE, but you must register!
Lunch Provided by:
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