I can honestly say that if my parents did not take an active role in my education, I wouldn't have made it where I am today. It takes a lot of time, energy, and sacrifices to understand what a child needs and know the best ways to support them. I am forever grateful to my family for their dedication to my success. I know that I am one of the lucky ones.
In communities across the nation where City Year teams serve, parents often struggle just to make ends meet. In Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing community, where Dulles School of Excellence is located, 30 percent of households are single-mother households. This, combined with other socioeconomic challenges makes it understandable the last thing on a parent's mind is his or her child’s Algebra homework.