Setting D.C. Students Up For Personal and Academic Success Starts With School Attendance

Since the onset of COVID-19, DC families and students have faced additional hardships at home and in school. Food insecurity, health disparities and pandemic recovery have left communities in need of support. Show Up Stand Out (SUSO) is a free program in Washington, D.C. from the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants that aims to support parents and families to help get their kids to school on time every day.

The SUSO Model

SUSO supports dedicated community-based organizations who serve families across all Wards in D.C. in order to ensure individual student needs are met and children can attend school on-time. SUSO continues to focus on keeping parents abreast of new D.C. Public Schools attendance policies and ensuring students have safe spaces for learning and thriving.

A community that cares!

By providing the supports to ensure continuity of learning, fewer students are missing class. We applaud our community-based organizations (CBOs) and are honored to support them year over year.

Get to know your CBOs

Boys Town Washington DC
Collaborative Solutions for Communities
Catholic Charities
Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative
East River Family Strengthening Collaborative
Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative
Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative
Boys Town Washington DC
Collaborative Solutions for Communities
Catholic Charities
Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative
East River Family Strengthening Collaborative
Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative
Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative

How Show Up, Stand Out Works

Trust

Show Up, Stand Out works with schools and community-based organizations in D.C. to provide special assistance to families to their children to shool on time everyday.

Trust

Taking Action

Using our help locator tool, locate your child’s school to find the name of the Show Up, Stand Out team member in your area that can help with your child’s school attendance.

Taking Action

Support

Once enrolled in the Show Up, Stand Out program, a case manager will work with your family to identify specific challenges and ways to improve school attendance based on your needs

Support

Show Up, Stand Out can provide a variety of services and resources in areas such as:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Parent
  • Basic needs (meals, healthcare)
  • Academic challenges

What Parents Say

“Before Show Up, Stand Out, I felt like I was doing everything on my own. The support they were able to give me made such a difference in my life.”

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