Our mission is straightforward: educate homeless children and their families for life. In practice, this can be more complex – determining a student’s needs, helping create a stable environment, and developing custom education plans.
At the end of the year, we’re able to measure real success in our educational programs, our after-school programs, and our family support measures.
Over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year, we served 139 students and measured improvements across the board. Almost every grade improved their math and reading skills. We recorded an average daily attendance of 72%.
80 students participated in our after-school programs, and 128 current or former students attended our break camps. Those extracurricular activities, which include things like music, yoga, art, French, swimming lessons, dance, museum trips and other opportunities, offer our students the chance to learn valuable life skills in a variety of real-life experiences.
What does family support look like? For our families, it looks like 819 counseling sessions, 53 health checkups, and 32 dental screenings. It also looks like an improvement in employment, housing and income.
In the past year, we’ve served 36,975 school meals, provided 18,992 instances of transportation, and distributed more than 10,212 basic necessities, all of which contribute to improving the situation for 158 families collectively equaling more 458 individuals.