Bridge to Success

Bridge to Success, a program of the National Center for Children and Families, works with local school systems to help thousands of low-income students in the D.C. area get basic essentials they need to get the education they deserve.  For the 2016-2017 school year, FOCUS will continue to serve as the local partner for eligible D.C. charter school students.  
Bridge to Success offers resources for students by providing:

  • Eye exams and glasses
  • New coats and shoes
  • School uniforms
  • Personal care items
  • Food (via Safeway giftcards)

Vendor partners include: Burlington Coat Factory, Risse Brothers School Uniforms, Safeway, Payless ShoeSource, and Visionworks
Designated school officials are welcome to place orders for students. Please note that items are only available for pickup from FOCUS during regular business hours.

We are no longer accepting requests for the Fall 2016 semester at this time. The request form will reopen in January 2017.

Questions? Email