More than 60,000 young adults in the DC metro area lack access to sustainable economic opportunity due to a lack of skills, credentials, degrees, and/or opportunity. This summer, Year Up opened its first campus within Washington, DC.
Kamilah Hayes-Lewis, a tutor with the Literacy Lab, which provides reading support for pre-kindergarteners to third-graders from low-income families, works with the youngest students in D.C.-area public and charter schools.
Pinkey Reddick, a 2004 graduate of H.D. Woodson’s Business and Finance Academy in Ward 7, worked 10 years in a franchise restaurant, learning the ropes. In 2016, she stepped out on faith to start her own business.
Amid teacher shortages and student mental health concerns, one Washington, D.C., charter school turned to mindfulness practices to support staff, teacher and student well-being.
More students are heading back to class in the coming days and weeks. In Southeast D.C., one charter school has had nearly a half-million dollars worth of renovations in an attempt to keep their students safe as they prepare for in-person learning for the first time in 18 months.
A new baseball field is coming to Washington Highlands in Ward 8 next spring, city officials announced on Tuesday, rounding out a larger development project that’s going to include an indoor recreation center, a football field, a basketball court, a community garden, and a playground.
It will also be the site of a new building for KIPP DC’s Legacy College Preparatory school, announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser in January 2020.
Even as a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Max Scherzer’s philanthropic contributions to the Nationals carry on. Along with his wife Erica, the Scherzers’ financial contributions to the newest Legacy Field will help build one piece of a redevelopment project that will feature a new high school and its sports fields – including a baseball diamond, football field, and basketball court.
As Lewis describes her own riveting path to becoming a social entrepreneur, she weaves in data, political background, historical context and ways of counting (and not discounting) the experiences of nearly a dozen of the hundreds of teenage moms her organization, Generation Hope, has supported over recent years.
A new kind of food truck is coming to Prince George’s County to help promote healthy eating in a number of communities considered food deserts. Curbside Groceries is a mobile food partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank and local grocery stores.
A new loan fund launched this week hopes to bridge the gap faced by Greater Washington developers of color as they seek financing for their projects. Capital Impact Partners’ $20 million Diversity in Development DMV Loan Fund is designed to clear the bottleneck emerging developers of color face when starting projects.