Posted on August 4, 2021
To support the Director of Student and Family Services and the increase in service delivery to families and students who are coping with remote learning, social-emotional challenges, and basic needs hardships as a result of COVID-19. The Director oversees the GO Families team, including: 6 Success Coaches (who are trained social workers) who will provide ongoing high-touch case management services to families and develop holistic Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programming; 1 Coordinator of Student and Family Services; and 3 Family Engagement Associates who will provide multi-lingual connections to families in crisis and serve as a critical resource by better connecting families to their public schools and the Department of Education’s plans for remote and hybrid (partly-remote, and partly in-school) instruction. By creating a holistic team collaborative that leverages community resources, GO will thus continue to increase parent engagement rates, strengthen student transitions into the 6th and 9th grades, implement high-touch case management that is more responsive to student and family needs, and positively impact upon student academic and behavioral growth. The GO Project provides year-round educational and family support services to 720 academically struggling public school children in grades K-8 in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.