Serving Our Children DC

Support Our COVID-19 Campaign!

HELP:  Serving Our Children (SOC) invites you to support our current campaign intended to address critical issues facing low-income families in the District of Columbia during the Covid-19 Pandemic.   All donations are tax exempt.

Technology:  During this crisis, as schools have closed and moved to distance learning, it has become increasingly apparent that low-income families face significant challenges above and beyond those confronted by more affluent communities.  Low-income families lack the necessary technology and internet connectivity to fully participate in distance learning.  Serving Our Children is asking for your help to enable us to ensure that all our families have the technology tools they need to fully participate in distance learning at a time when attending school in person is not always possible. 

Tutoring:  Studies are finding that during this pandemic, the learning loss for low-income communities is further aggravating historical achievement gaps.  Some report that only 60% of low-income students are regularly logging in.   To address the learning loss that has occurred as children have been out of school, SOC seeks to provide tailored tutoring services to the many students who have struggled to keep pace during this pandemic.  

PLEASE HELP US ENSURE THAT LOW INCOME CHILDREN GET THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE!

Serving Our Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  All donations are tax exempt.

Serving Our Children (SOC) is the administrator of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP).  The OSP offers scholarships to low-income children in the District of Columbia to attend a participating D.C. K-12 private school of their choice. It is funded under the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act. The program was enacted by Congress as part of a three-sector approach to improve educational outcomes in the District of Columbia. The SOAR Act dedicates equal funds to support traditional public schools, public charter schools, and opportunity scholarships. The OSP is a critical component to ensuring that low-income families have the same opportunities as more affluent families to choose between public schools, charter schools, and quality private schools. Currently, 95 percent of participating children are African-American or Hispanic, and the average income for participating families is less than $27,000 per year. This program has offered a lifeline to thousands of low-income families in the District who believe that a private school is or was the best option for their children.