Crafting Inclusive and Equitable Safe Routes to School Programs (2:15pm-3:45pm)

Thursday, September 14

Equity in Safe Routes to School (SRTS) means including a diversity of participants and ensuring that everyone has access to and can take advantage of the resources provided through the program. Successful SRTS programs engage the local communities by working with community-based organizations and celebrate the families’ diversity as an asset to promoting active transportation.

This session will discuss specific strategies for creating inclusive programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, the City of Tacoma, and City of Minneapolis.

Moderator

Holly Nickel, Coalitions and Equity Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Presenters

  • Theresa Vallez-Kelly, MPH, Coordinator, Safe Routes to School, Student Services Division, San Mateo County Office of Education
  • Leslie Lara-Enriquez, Public Information Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Julie Danzl, Whole Child Wellness Coordinator, Minneapolis Public Schools