Families Helping Families works to ensure that each child receives what they need to reach their full academic and social potential while removing obstacles to learning in ACPS.
We hope also to help build community and connect families with existing resources.
Just before the launch of our fund, Dr. Bernard Hairston, ACPS Assistant Superintendent shared, “the thinking behind the Families Helping Families initiative originated because of an imbalance in funding support provided by outside agencies school by school. We know that extra resources allow expanded learning opportunities that occur inside and outside the classrooms. These funds are intended for families and schools to address teaching and learning barriers. The funds will also help meet our equity mission statement. Our goal is to end the predictive value of which students are successful based on their race, social or economic status, and special capacities by creating stronger working relationships with families and communities to ensure each student's success.”