Side by Side Kids (SBSK), formerly known as Community New Start, began as a mercy ministry through Redeemer Presbyterian Church, serving the St. John's Community.
SBSK launched a program at its flagship school, T.A. Brown Elementary.
SBSK launched a program at school #2, J.J. Pickle Elementary.
SBSK became an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to serving kids.
SBSK secured executive leadership, solidified hiring processes, and upgraded training.
SBSK staff developed a new, custom, faith-based curriculum, started new fundraising events, and created the annual Summer Kids Club Camp.
SBSK rebranded, refocused their mission and vision, and strengthened their policies.
SBSK launched two mobile math and reading labs with iPads.
SBSK implemented new program evaluation tools and secured an exemption from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
SBSK moved to the For the City Center, expanded their board, and strengthened staff connections.
SBSK developed the Love More Kids expansion plan and launched a program at school #3, Webb Primary, and wrote an additional year of faith-based curriculum.
SBSK launched a program at school #4, Mollie Barrington Elementary, and piloted a Summer Scholars Program.
SBSK launched programs at school #5 and #6, Lee Lewis Campbell Elementary and Oak Hill Elementary.
SBSK successfully organized its first large scale event, Heart of a Lion, featuring First Lady Laura Bush.
SBSK's Heart of a Lion Gala featured Tim Tebow.