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Summer 2019


The purpose of this school improvement project was to identify how an urban elementary school could impact student learning outcomes by addressing basic needs unmet for children and their families. This was accomplished by first identifying and researching areas of basic needs commonly lacking for families of an elementary school with a high density of need. Next, how to assist families in meeting these needs via community resources and programs was researched and discussed. An existing annual school community building event was expanded to address these needs in a low pressure, familiar environment for school families. Several local community organizations were present with booths at the event allowing families opportunity to learn about services and programs available to meet their basic needs. Families basic needs improving will allow for a more positive relationship with school as well as improvement of student learning outcomes.