WRAPAROUND SERVICES WORKS WITH ACADEMICSTO ADDRESS EACH CHILD'S NEEDSWraparound Services supports critical issues of students: mental and physical health needs, food insecurity, stable housing, violence, parent incarceration, and things that adversely affect college and career readiness or their ability to learn. We have a Specialist on each campus who provides resources to students and their families.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. We are more commonly known as Wraparound Services. The types of supports we refer will address 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.
“The district will focus on expanding the "Every Community Every School" initiative to serve more students, connecting them with resources and Wrapraound Services such as mental and physical health and stable housing needs.”HISD Interim Superintendent
Grenita Lathan, Ed. D.
The goal of Every Community Every School is to help create the conditions that lead to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. We accomplish this by assessing and resolving those issues that sometimes hinder our students’ academic success and social growth, in a timely, culturally sensitive manner.
Wraparound Resource Specialists
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, HISD put in place an inaugural cohort of Wrapraound Resources Specialists at more than 20 campuses throughout the district. Those student advocates have been involved in daily comprehensive student and family needs assessments. They also began leveraging student data in order to develop action plans that meet the unique needs of their respective school communities. Today, there are nearly one hundred Specialists in every section of the district who are dedicated to the building of community relationships. They develop and manage partnerships with local service providers and connect students to needed services. Over the next several years each campus will welcome its own Specialist to assist in supporting students with non-academic needs.