Stanton Community Partners
The Stanton Community Partners provide independent financial support to the E.M. Stanton Public School at 17th and Montrose and mobilize broad community support for the school and for public education in the school’s neighborhood.
Stanton Community Partners is also a long time partner and grant recipient of Bloktoberfest, and in 2018, Bloktoberfest awarded Stanton Community Partners $7,500 to install (3) solar-powered lights in the school yard, which The Trust for Public Land recently transformed from an asphalt lot to a green space (see below).
These solar panels will light the walkways, provide a sense of security, and provide expanded hours of use for the community. Maximizing use of the schoolyard to allow for early morning and evening use benefits the entire neighborhood by improving the quality of life for students, increasing community green space, and providing a hub for neighborhood recreation.