98% of the students at Mort Elementary are suffering from stress of poverty, lack of stability, and violence in their neighborhood.
The truth is...
- When a child comes to school hungry….they cannot learn
- When a child comes to school sick…they cannot learn
- When a child comes to school worried about their parents' unemployment or because of violence...they cannot learn.
- When a child’s family does not have the information, resources and stability to support them….they cannot learn
We realized, we must address ALL obstacles so children can reach their full potential - A Community School solves that problem.
The community school means the school now doubles as a community gathering place with a doctor's office, dentist's office, food bank and education center open to everyone in the community and more. We have big GOALS with this school. We want to address these barriers. We have taken the first steps to launching this community school. Now we need you!