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Community Engagement and
Student Voice

Listening to our students!

Community Engagement and
Student Voice

Listening to our students!

  • Engagement Team Mission

    To lift up community voice in the forefront of district decisions, and center the voices of students

    Selected Projects and Initiatives 

    Community Engagement

    • Naming and defining places
      • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Leodis V. McDaniel High Schools
    • Community Budget Review Committee support
    • Transportation planning support
    • Strategic outreach support

    Student Engagement

    • District Student Council (DSC) support
    • Climate Justice Youth Advisory support
    • PPS reImagined Student Interns
    • Affinity Group Network support

How to Get Involved


    Community Engagement

    Community engagement is a vital tool for creating relationships that lead to the sustainable, equitable and liveable communities. Get engaged today!

    There are a few projects in motion, a major one is participating in the Community Budget Review Committee of the district. ​​The CBRC members review, evaluate, and make recommendations to the school board regarding the Superintendent's proposed budget and any other budgetary issues the CBRC or the school board identify. The CBRC also monitors and advises the school board on the allocation and expenditure of Local Option Levy funds. You can learn more by visiting the Community Budget Review Committee webpage.

    For more information on how to get engaged in our decision-making spaces, feel free to contact Maria Hernandez Segoviano at

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    Student Engagement

    Want to get involved as a student? There are multiple opportunities to explore!

    District Student Council (DSC) : Represent your school at the district wide student council. This is also the way you can become the next Board of Education Student Representative.   

    Climate Justice Youth Advisory (CJYA): Have a passion for climate justice? This is the opportunity to further hone in your climate justice knowledge and put it into practice at PPS.

    PPS reImagined Student Interns: Do you identify as BIPOC and/or have experience as part of an affinity/community/leadership group or club? This is a paid opportunity for you to express your thoughts, feelings, experience and expertise to further influence and change the systems and practices of the district. 

    If you have thoughts on other ways students should be able to get involved, please send your suggestions by visiting our Let's Talk! page. You may also contact Yian Saechao, Student Engagement Specialist, at

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Shanice Brittany Clarke
Director of Community Engagement
Jeffrey Wiser
Program Manager, Community Engagement & Student Voice
Mariá Hernández Segoviano
Community Engagement Specialist
Yian Saechao
Student Engagement Specialist