Finally, Bridge Boston’s model is built around the key design element of implementing full-service programming in order to serve students from the most underserved communities in the city. We deliberately recruit children who could most benefit from our program by conducting outreach in homeless shelters and day care centers, medical clinics, family stabilization teams, the Department of Children and Families, and housing developments.The children at Bridge Boston are provided with numerous services. There are annual vision and hearing screenings, dental clinics on site, and parent workshops on topics ranging from asthma awareness, health and wellness, and parenting. We make referrals for home-based therapy teams, and then work closely with caseworkers. We talk frequently to our children’s doctors. We help families who fall into homelessness or domestic violence. Our goal is to serve as a hub for the parents – a place that they can turn to when they have questions about how to help with a child’s needs or when they are in crisis. We see our work as removing obstacles to a child’s academic and developmental progress caused by broader environmental factors.