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This school puts mental health and relationship-building first to help students thrive


At Bessie Carmichael Elementary in San Francisco, 18% of students have experienced homelessness in the last year. The school partnered with the nonprofit HEARTS to train staff in trauma-informed practices that have proven to help improve students’ sense of self and well-being. Building Classroom Connections is in collaboration with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.