Thanks to support from the Houston Endowment and the city of Houston, Every Community Every School is a comprehensive initiative to connect students to non-academic supports needed to improve their well-being and academic achievement. More commonly known as Wraparound Services, this initiative is aimed at addressing critical issues such as health needs, meals, homelessness and many other challenges which are not part of our strong academic commitment to our students. When we can meet the needs of the whole child, we can graduate students who are college and career ready.
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Here at Ortiz, our wraparound specialist is Ms. Maria Cantu. Ms. Cantu has joined our team and has been instrumental in helping our students in many ways outside of the classroom. Some of the services Ms. Cantu has been fundamental in providing include:
- Food donations from the Houston Food Bank
- Backpack Buddies program from the Houston Food Bank
- Coats, uniforms, and shoes
- School supplies and backpacks
- Counseling Services
- Immigrant information for parents
If you have a concern or need that may be affecting your child's education, please reach out to Ms. Cantu for assistance. Ms. Cantu is fluent in both English and Spanish and can be reached at 713-845-5650 or at Maria.Cantu2@houstonisd.org.