Community Partners

Schoolyard improvement efforts first began in 2013. Here’s a glimpse at what has been accomplished with the support of community partners.

current funding in place by means of our great partners

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developing the Master Plan
Mark Word Design | Multiple Local Architects

Blackshear Teachers & Staff brainstorming to create a wishlist of spaces that would better support their curriculum

Blackshear Teachers & Staff brainstorming to create a wishlist of spaces that would better support their curriculum

Volunteer architects worked with Blackshear students and teachers to conduct an existing audit of their schoolyard

Volunteer architects worked with Blackshear students and teachers to conduct an existing audit of their schoolyard

Blackshear students as they collaborate to build their own scaled schoolyard designs with local architects

Blackshear students as they collaborate to build their own scaled schoolyard designs with local architects

master plan work day
entrepreneurs of central texas | treefolks | ut community outreach

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storyteller chair
hatch workshop

Marsha Jean Hodges, a national storyteller and grandmother of a Blackshear student, graciously donated the funds for a storyteller chair at the front of the school. The chair was unveiled with an inaugural reading at Blackshear’s Little East.

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Ms. Rice, daughter of former Blackshear Principal Friendly Rice and Blackshear alumna, shares stories of her memories of Blackshear during the inaugural reading at Little East.

Ms. Rice, daughter of former Blackshear Principal Friendly Rice and Blackshear alumna, shares stories of her memories of Blackshear during the inaugural reading at Little East.

mural competition
art alliance austin