Who We Are

Show Up, Stand Out is a free program in Washington, D.C. from the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG).

The program aims to improve school attendance by providing support to parents and families to help get their kids to school on time every day. At Show Up, Stand Out, we believe that students thrive when they are attending school regularly and getting the most out of their education.

Our goal is to offer support to families with children who have had three to five consecutive unexcused absences and five to nine total unintentionally. Every situation is different. Our team members have the expertise and resources to develop tailored plans to assist more than 4,000 students and their families each year. Every situation is different.

79% of families who have partnered with Show Up, Stand Out saw improved attendance for their kids.

Through Show Up, Stand Out, our team members have worked with parents in wards across DC. Check out these parents’ stories:

Taking a Two-Generation Approach: Connecting Parents to Resources So They Can Help Their Kids

A Success Story: Latonya

A Success Story: Esperanza

“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 West (Show Up, Stand Out, East River Family Strengthening Collaborative)

Every Day Counts!

Show Up, Stand Out is proud to be part of the Every Day Counts! Taskforce, a citywide effort established by the Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser to ensure every DC student attends school every day. Comprised of a diverse group of DC agencies and stakeholders, the Taskforce works to increase student attendance by bringing the entire community together to support students and families.

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