Stronger Families, Stronger Schools

Deerfield Run family

Side by Side is a faith-based nonprofit organization that works to strengthen Prince George’s County elementary schools in Laurel, Md. We are convinced that we and others in the community can and should build up local public schools into a source of pride and the best possible launching pads for children’s bright futures!

Great Start

Side by Side provides its Great Start program at five elementary schools. This is a series of free Family Nights in English and Spanish for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade parents. The events all include free dinner, engaging children’s activities for while parents are in workshops, and Spanish interpretation. Topics include behavior, reading and math.

The partner schools are Bond Mill Elementary, Deerfield Run Elementary, James Harrison Elementary, Laurel Elementary and Scotchtown Hills Elementary.

See our 2016-2017 workshop schedule.

Hispanic outreach

Side by Side has worked with a group of parents at Laurel Elementary School, Padres Unidos por Un Futuro Mejor para Nuestros Hijos, to create a Hispanic parents guide for that and other schools in Prince George’s County. The guide is being distributed to Latino families at five schools.

For more about our mission, watch the video below.