Supporting Our Community and Partners Throughout COVID-19
In the last year, COVID-19 has created additional hardships for families and students across The District. Food insecurity, health disparities and distance learning have left families in need of support. SUSO’s core mission, getting children to school every day, has not gone by the wayside.
Ways we are providing support during the pandemic
SUSO and dedicated community-based organizations have provided students and families with food, hygiene products, referrals to child care centers and safe transportation, and PPE. SUSO continues to focus on keeping parents abreast of new DCPS attendance policies and ensuring students have safe spaces for learning with the goal of preparing students for seamless reentry into the classroom.
A community that cares!
By providing the supports to ensure continuity of learning, fewer students are missing class. We applaud our community-based partners and are honored to support them throughout 2021 and beyond.
How Show Up, Stand Out Works
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.
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.
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
Show Up, Stand Out can provide a variety of services and resources in areas such as:
- 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.”