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Office of the Student Advocate supports students, parents, and families in their advocacy through parent education, one-on-one coaching, resource supports, and trainings in order to amplify the voices of families and communities in processes and decision-making; to provide avenues for access to resources and understanding systems; and to support power families and communities already possess.
OSSE operates the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program through the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to this program, this page includes other external links to District out-of-school time programs and opportunities, including 21 Century Community Learning Centers Program, DCPS After School Programs, Learn24 Network of Afterschool and Summer Opportunitites.
Launched in 2018, Pathways 2 Power is a student-led initiative started out of Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, D.C. that seeks to support and empower local young people to take lead on causes that impact their lives and their futures, such as gun violence, mental health, education, poverty, and gentrification.
Mission: PAVE connects, informs, and empowers parent leaders to give families in DC a voice and choice in the vision for education in our city.
Prepare Our Youth, organized in 1981 to provide a comprehensive response to the educational, social, emotional, cultural, and spiritual needs of children, youth and families and communities.
"a useful resource for helping you transform or enhance your program’s ability to effectively meet the needs of women, children and youth experiencing domestic violence"
The RSP clinicians provide therapy and case management services to DC children/adolescents and their families affected by trauma and/or loss. RSP collaborates with youth, their families, and community partner staff to improve their understanding of trauma/loss and allow them to develop coping skills that are healthy and practical. Weekly sessions provide youth and their families the space to process their experiences and discover their innate resilience.
The mission of Sasha Bruce Youthwork is to improve the lives of runaway, homeless, abused, and neglected at-risk youth and their families in the Washington area. We achieve this by providing shelter, counseling, life skills training and positive youth development activities to approximately 1,500 youth and 5,000 family members each year.
SBOE Mission: The Mission of the District of Columbia State Board of Education is to provide policy leadership, support, advocacy, and oversight of public education to ensure that every student is valued and learns the skills and knowledge necessary to become informed, competent, and contributing global citizens.
The State Board views its role in the achievement of this mission as one of shared responsibility, whereby it engages families, students, educators, community members, elected officials and business leaders to play a vital role in preparing every child for college and/or career success.
SJP uses special education law to ensure that older, court-involved students with disabilities can access a quality education.