This campaign is part of Every Student, Every Day: A National Initiative to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism. In support of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), the U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Justice (DOJ) launched this initiative to support coordinated community action to address the underlying causes of local chronic absenteeism affecting millions of children in our Nation’s public schools each year. The goal of this effort is to create a diverse coalition of local stakeholders to work together to engage and support students who are chronically absent, so that youth and family outcomes of entire communities can be dramatically improved.

Mott Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, established in 1926 in Flint, Michigan, by an automotive pioneer, is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. With year-end assets of approximately $2.7 billion in 2015, the Foundation made 400 grants totaling more than $119 million. As a longtime funder of community education and afterschool programs, the Foundation considers education an important pathway to opportunity. Through its partnership with the federal 21st Century Community Learning Center initiative and the Every Student, Every Day campaign, Mott believes afterschool leaders can help schools connect and partner with parents to build good attendance habits that will benefit children throughout their lives.

My Brother's Keeper

The My Brother’s Keeper initiative is an interagency effort to improve measurably the expected educational and life outcomes for and address the persistent opportunity gaps faced by all young people. The initiative identifies the public and private efforts that are working and how to expand upon them, how the Federal Government’s own policies and programs can better support these efforts, and how to better involve State and local officials, the private sector, and the philanthropic community.

Overcoming Absenteeism

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