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 2018-2019 academic year, we served 118 students and measured improvements across the board. Almost every grade improved their math and reading skills. We recorded an average daily attendance of 90%.
80 students participated in our after-school programs, and 240 current or former students attended our break camps. Those extracurricular activities, which include music, yoga, art, swimming, scouting, dance, basketball, zoo and 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 956 counseling sessions, 281 health checkups, and 73 dental screenings. It also looks like an improvement in employment, housing and income.
In the past year, we’ve served 22,773 school meals, provided 29,601 instances of transportation, and distributed more than 12,436 basic necessities, all of which contribute to improving the situation for 73 families collectively equaling more 451 individuals.