Dumbarton Middle Network
Founded in 1956, Dumbarton Middle School has students in grades 6-8 with a current enrollment of 1,188 students. Of these, close to 20% live in severe poverty, 223 qualify for Free Meals, 79 depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and approximately 40 are currently identified as homeless. Many others live in families who make too much to qualify for meal assistance, but not enough to make ends meet.
The lead volunteers of the Dumbarton Network are Shannon Carney, Lisa Mathias, and Emily Parks, who will work with school staff to fulfill student needs and stock and organize the room for students, now known as the Comfort Closet. For a list of items needed for the Comfort Closet, please check out the Comfort Closet page.