Utilizing a grant from the office of the Deputy Mayor of Education, KIPP schools organized a series of community meetings employing a human-centered design model to engage in much needed conversations around Safe Passage during the Spring of 2019. Students and community members presented the ideas they had compiled to several city government officials during the culminating Citywide Safe Passage Convening on May 15, 2019. Deputy Mayor Paul Kihn listened carefully to what the community had to say and committed to employing several new strategies requested by DC students. In For the 2019-2020 school year, Safe Passage focus areas will include these new initiatives: Community-led Safe Passage Planning in three priority areas, Safe Spots in Ward 8, and Carpool to School access across all safe passage priority areas. The Deputy Mayor for Education continues to remain committed to working with the community to ensure that district students are able to learn in a safe environment.