#BackToSchoolMonth is a time to prepare, equip and support our kids to succeed.

As a pillar of our DC Initiatives, we stand committed to supporting District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and DC Public Charter Schools to improve educational outcomes for students of all ages.

How can we better prepare kids for college?

This #BackToSchoolMonth, we are excited to spotlight the incredible work of #DCPS Persists, an alumni retention program dedicated to helping Washington DC high school graduates navigate the journey to and through college.

International Day of Friendship

“I am extremely grateful for the Clark Scholars Program. Not only did it make my college tuition affordable, but it also brought me four years of amazing opportunities and great friendships.”

“We’re harnessing technology to improve maternal health disparities.”

“Congratulations to Drs. Lamia Soghier MD, MEd, MBAErin M. Sadler, PsyD, PMH-C and Ololade Okito for leading efforts to improve mental health screening and therapy for parents with babies in our neonatal intensive care unit using the innovative Mammha mobile app.”

“First day with the Warrior-Scholar Project students is a wrap!”

“Very excited to be a fellow with the Humanities cohort this week at Harvard University and I can’t wait to learn from all of you!”

“CAAB Celebrates the 1,000th Home Purchased Through CAAB’s Matched Savings Programs”

“We are extremely excited, honored, and proud to have worked with 1,000 low- to moderate-income families to achieve the American Dream through homeownership,” said Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CAAB’s CEO & Executive Director.

DC Central Kitchen brings fresh fruits and vegetables to corner stores

“This program is a small step in leveling playing field and decreasing the inequities in food access in our city,” said Mike Curtin, DC Central Kitchen’s CEO. 

On Parents Day, the Clark Foundation recognizes that urgent change is needed to support expectant mothers, parents, and their families.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Community of Hope to meet these challenges head-on.

Food Security Challenges and Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Corner Store Communities in Washington, D.C.

Guided by the Getting to Equity Framework, this qualitative community-engaged participatory project examines the impact of the pandemic on food security among adults in Washington, DC.

In honor of National Make a Difference to Children Month, the Clark Foundation is proud to spotlight the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington

By meeting the needs of members and their families through after school programs, 98% of club members graduate high school on time, with 95% of seniors continuing on to college each year.