Confronting barriers to learning through the lens of prevention and collaboration is the foundation of our approach to school-base intervention and engagement.  We believe that when schools, families and communities are working together, children succeed both in and outside of the classroom.

Show Up, Stand Out

Through funding received from the Office of Victim Services Justice Grants (OVSJG), the Show Up, Stand Out (SUSO) truancy prevention program targets students who have accumulated five to nine unexcused absences.  Program activities include, school-wide attendance incentives, home visits, family case management, concrete supports to families, parent engagement activities, and attendance education.  E/BFSC currently partners with the following schools under the SUSO program:

  • Amidon-Bowen Elementary School
  • Browne Education Campus
  • Jefferson Academy
  • McKinley Tech Middle School
  • Two Rivers Public Charter School – 4th Street Campus
  • Walker-Jones Education Campus

Amenemhet Ashenafi with two community leaders at Amidon-Bowen’s Back to School breakfast.

Full Service Community Schools

The Full Service Community School model places the school at the center of the neighborhood, integrating services, and positioning the school as a vital hub to support students, families and community members.  In partnership with school leadership, services and programs are intentionally integrated to support the unique needs of the school and community. Through funding received from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), E/BFSC currently partners with four DCPS schools to implement community school programming:

  • Amidon-Bowen Elementary School
  • Jefferson Middle School Academy
  • Miner Elementary School
  • Browne Education Campus

Jefferson students with the bikes they built in Gearin Up, a club sponsored by E/BFSC to encourage consistent school attendance.

To request additional information about our school-based programs, please contact Program Director Kristine DuPree at