These are 3 of the 5 values that were beautifully and collaboratively crafted by a whole village of community members.
My role on the project allowed me to co-facilitate workshops plan activities for our school visits and design a neighborhood vibez tour.
The community members involved throughout this process were scholars, teachers, staff, school leaders, families, board members, and administrators.
This is what Co-Design looks like!
ASCEND CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK
Using a deeply embedded co-design approach, we helped define a new mission statement, purpose statement, and values for the Brooklyn based network of charter schools.
How might we engage the Ascend community and network to co-design and align on a guiding purpose that can drive Ascend’s behaviors, identity, and outcomes?
The Design Challenge
Phase 1 - Explore and Co-design
We used collaborative qualitative approaches that engaged key stakeholders in various workshop moments.
Phase 2 - Refine and Finalize
In the end, we delivered a new mission statement, purpose statement, and a set of values.