2022 - Toolkit

Let’s Get Together: A Guide for Engaging Communities and Creating Change

This resource is for individuals, organizations, and government agencies working on equity and engagement in Safe Routes to School and beyond.

This guide offers tips and strategies for engaging communities as you work together to make meaningful change. We’ve developed an engagement framework centering community members at the heart of the process. The guide walks through each step of the engagement framework in detail. We begin by reflecting on how your role as a community partner impacts community members. Then we discuss how you can build your understanding of the community by conducting community research. Next, we explore how to leverage partnerships in your community engagement strategy. We round out the guide with creative ideas for engagement activities and strategies for sustaining community engagement long-term. Each section links to additional resources and a series of guiding questions to help you improve your practice. It features specific tips around engaging communities in Safe Routes to School.