Katherine Guzman, Wraparound Specialist
"I am excited about this opportunity to serve in this capacity, as Lawson’s Wraparound Resource Specialist. I look forward to working with all scholars, their families, and the community!"
Kiffany Smith, Wraparound Specialist
With support from the city of Houston and with funding from the Houston Endowment, HISD has developed Every Community, Every School, a comprehensive initiative to connect schools to non-academic supports needed to improve the well-being and academic achievement of all students. Often called wraparound services, these non-academic supports address critical issues such as mental health and physical health needs, food insecurity, lack of stable housing, violence, incarceration of a parent, and many other challenges that can have adverse effects on a student’s readiness and ability to learn. When wraparound services are provided in tandem with strong academics and high-quality teaching, schools can truly meet the needs of the whole child and graduate students who are college and career ready.