Why your neighborhood school probably doesn't have a playground

Making schoolyards and public spaces green improves the health and wellbeing of communities. But without a way for schools in Philadelphia to allocate more funding toward schoolyard construction, the city’s school district relies largely on philanthropy. In public-private partnerships, the school district contributes a portion of funding to projects lead by nonprofit organizations. Creating greener spaces has many positive second-order effects, acting as an investment the in community.

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