Public Announcement of Change in Status

Over the past 15 years, the Student Support Center (SSC) has been committed to working with schools to create and sustain positive and productive learning environments. SSC has worked in varying capacities with 80% of the current charter LEAs, and has brought in over $30 million dollars in federal grants to the District of Columbia for programs that promote and sustain positive and productive educational environments. Our work has included the management of three Safe Schools Healthy Students grants to provide support to DC schools in the areas of school safety, improving school climate and improving the delivery of mental health services. In addition, SSC provided leadership and start-up funding for DC’s school-based mental health services, an effort which has led to these services being made available to more than 70 charter and DCPS schools over the past ten years.

Unfortunately, the funding streams for many federal grants supporting our work has diminished, and SSC has experienced ongoing financial constraints for many years. For this reason, our Board of Directors has voted that the Center will cease to provide services as of June 30, 2015 and to fully dissolve the organization shortly thereafter. In the meantime, you may direct any inquiries to

We sincerely regret that we must end what has proven to be a strong relationship with DC charters and local agencies. Thank you for your support and partnership over the years, and best wishes for continued success as you strive to make a difference in the lives of the District of Columbia’s children and families.

Public Charter School Center for Student Support Services