How it started

In the Spring of 2013, Stand for Children Texas was knee deep in state and local education policy work, mostly around how teachers should be evaluated and compensated. When we met with teachers to talk about the supports they needed as professionals and as drivers of student achievement, the conversation always drifted towards their immediate concerns in their classrooms, from student attendance to intervention and enrichment. Teachers were hungry for ways to have an immediate impact on the students they served. These conversations led us to sponsor a year-long educator fellowship to research and test high-impact educator practices and from the finding of that fellowship came Home Visit Partnerships.

Group of HVP educators

What Teachers are Saying

How it works


Home Visits

voluntary and arranged in advance

visit a cross section of students

conducted in teams of two

focus hopes and aspirations

staff is trained and compensated

Visit 1


Focus is on Building Trust and Opening New Lines of Communication

30-40 minutes


Visit 2


Focus is on Sharing Information About Academics and Capacity Building

30-40 minutes


(how it works during the COVID-19 pandemic)

As we build new systems to safely educate students and support families, the foundation for success remains the same – relationships. Home2HomeVisits help teachers to establish trusting relationships with students and families, even when they cannot all meet face-to-face.

What is a Home2HomeVisit?

  • A scheduled video call between a teacher and a student’s family, from the teacher’s home (not school) to the family’s home.
  • Takes place during the first few weeks of school, with recommended follow-up “visits” each grading period.


Happy students, happy teacher

For Students:
  • Increased attendance
  • increased academic success
  • Increased feeling of comfort and safety at school
  • Increased Engagement in class
  • Feeling “seen” and understood
For Educators and Staff:
  • Increased trust and respect
  • Increased capacity to engage students
  • Increased understanding and empathy
  • Increased job satisfaction
For Families:
  • Increased trust and respect
  • Increased capacity to support children at home
  • Increased confidence as a partners and co-educators
  • Increased communication with teachers and campus