At Oakman Elementary School in Dearborn, Nadia Dakroub becomes pensive when she talks about the economic struggles many of the school’s parents are facing.
Dakroub, a parent liaison at Oakman, spends her days networking with school officials, teachers and parents to find resources for struggling Oakman students and their families. It is a nearly full-time effort–and unfortunately, there’s no shortage of clientele.
“We’ve definitely seen an increase in the number of students who need assistance,” said Dakroub. “There are several reasons for that–but the biggest factor is the economy.