We’re here to help.

Show Up, Stand Out is a free program to help parents get their children to school every day. One of the most important things you can give your child is a chance for a great education.  We know that it isn’t always easy. Whatever challenge you’re facing – keeping your home, finding a job, raising several kids on your own, getting a ride or filling out paperwork – we’re here to help. A member of our team will sit down with you, and work with you to come up with a plan that meets your family’s needs.

Many of us grew up right here in D.C. We’ve lived and worked in your neighborhoods for years. We understand the daily challenges you face, and we know how to help. Get to know more about us below and find out who from our staff can help you best:

Show Up, Stand Out has partners working with over 50 elementary and middle schools in D.C. and is striving to help more than 4,000 students this year. If you would like free assistance to get your child to school, click here.


Meet Our Team


Kim Bookard

Show Up, Stand Out 

Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative


“Let us get to know you – your goals, your struggles, who you are – and then we can help you make a plan.” – Tatisha


Tatisha West

Show Up, Stand Out 

Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative


Harold Morgan

Sarah Maentz

Show Up, Stand Out Program Manager

Boys Town D.C.



“I grew up here, and I really care about this community, so it means a lot to me that I get to work with parents and kids from my own neighborhood.” – Nataee

Nataee Hollowell

Show Up, Stand Out 

Collaborative Solutions for Communities


“We want parents to know that no matter what they’re facing they aren’t alone. We can be that extra support that they need.” – Artherelle

Artherelle West

Carlos Murrell

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East River Family Strengthening Collaborative


“Confucius said, ‘The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.’ We’re here to help you carry the stones.” – Show Up, Stand Out Team

Kristine Dupree

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Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative


LaShunda Williams

Show Up, Stand Out 

Catholic Charities