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 2017-2018 academic year, we served 149 students and measured improvements across the board. Almost every grade improved their math and reading skills. We recorded an average daily attendance of 90%.
140 students of our students participated in our after-school programs and 210 attended break camp. 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 688 counseling sessions, 73 health checkups, and 132 dental screenings. It also looks like an improvement in employment, housing and income.
In the past year, we’ve served 37,654 school meals, provided 33,252 instances of transportation, and distributed more than 11,444 basic necessities, all of which contribute to improving the situation for 184 families collectively equaling more than 556 individuals.