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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Parent & Teacher Groups

Mission: Equip parents to help their children do well in school.

Programs: In fy 2014 side by side operated two programs: 1) great start, a series of workshop evenings for parents at six public elementary schools in laurel, md. , and 2) homework club, a once-a-week tutoring program for up to 12 students at laurel elementary school.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 4

At the yearly breakfast and silent auction I am so amazed at the stories told by parents and how Side by Side made such a difference in the lives of these families. I wish that all schools had this program . I love volunteering for this organization and interacting with the families and helping to raise funds and wish I could do more. I truely admire the familes that are new to this nation and give there all to help their children to suceed. I'm proud to be a small part of Side x Side..


Rating: 5

Side by Side is truly changing the community of Laurel Maryland! This faith-based organization organizes family academies in area elementary schools that provide parents with tools to help their children succeed in school! Thes programs are beneficial to the entire community.

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Rating: 5

My son is doing better in school.this whole experiecne help me and my son the 123 method works and we have it down pack


Rating: 5

When we moved to the Laurel area we were looking for an organization that served children to devote our time and energy to. We found out about Side by Side from their excellent and informative website. I reached out to the Joe Murchison, the Executive Director, and my church group was immediately directed to an event that we could participate in. I am impressed by their approach of ministering not just to children, but to their families as well. Side by Side equips parents so they can have a positive impact on their child’s education, encourages children to do well in school through building their confidence through tutoring and mentoring, and supports teachers by building positive relations between teachers and the families they serve. I am excited about serving with Side by Side in the future and would recommend Side by Side to anyone interested in serving children.