Meet the High Quality Schools Campaign Team
Due to a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, DCSRN was able to expand the High Quality Schools Campaign (HQSC), doubling the amount of parent advocates, funding five virtual school tours annually and allowing for the hiring of DCSRN's first Database Manager. With a larger team, DCSRN is thrilled to be able to support more families, especially those from underserved communites, than ever before. Read more about each team member and learn why they are so passionate about helping DC families.
Parent Spotlight: Sharon Butler
Sharon Butler and her daughter Shantae, a bright eighth grader, are looking for a quality high school for Shantae to attend next school year. Before being contacted by a DCSRN parent advocate, Sharon felt lost as she looked through the high school application. She saw that there were competitive, selective schools, but did not feel informed about the varying criteria for each, and felt overwhelmed when she saw that certain schools even required an essay to complete the application. As the February 1st deadline drew closer, Sharon was elated to take advantage of the one-on-one support through DCSRN. Read their full story to learn how their DCSRN parent advocate was instrumental in helping Shantae apply to several quality high schools.
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Do you know of a DC family in need of HQSC services, or a person looking for a great volunteer opportunity at a DC education non-profit? Please help DCSRN spread the word about our work. Send this newsletter to a friend and invite others to follow DCSRN on Facebook and Twitter. Generating awareness about DCSRN’s work to level the playing field so that all students in DC have equal access to a quality public education.
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