Side by Side

Side by Side is a nonprofit organization, created by members of First United Methodist Church and other local churches, that ministers to families in Prince George’s elementary schools in Laurel.

Our Great Start program provides workshops for parents on how they can partner with the schools to give their children a strong foundation in behavior, reading and math.

The Lord blessed Side by Side during the 2015-2016 school year. More than 1,200 parents and children attended more than 100 workshops, and test results show that the program is making a difference. The organization’s office is at First United Methodist Church, and can be contacted at 202-710-5555 or

Joe Murchison

Executive Director

Side by Side, Inc.

424 Main Street

Laurel, MD 20707