01 February, 2020
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Catie’s Closet was set up to improve school attendance by providing an in-school resource of clothing and basic necessities for students below the poverty line. The agency also provides emergency packages for those temporarily in need.
The goal of the nonprofit is to combat chronic absences among students, a problem characterized by higher levels of student poverty. Missing school leads to lost instructional time, and over time, the gaps in attendance create difficulties in student learning and decreases academic achievement.