New Community for Children

New Community for Children (NCFC) provides children and youth with learning experiences that build up their academic, social, and creative skills. We believe that excellent educational opportunities are the key to helping families break out of the poverty cycle. We offer creative hands-on learning in our after school program, and advocate for healthy families and challenging schools to support that goal.
Jun 5, 2012

Sleuthing into Summer!

Our Kindergarten class in the garden
Our Kindergarten class in the garden

At New Community for Children, our staff and students are winding down a great school year, and gearing up for an amazing summer!  New Community's theme for the summer program is "NCID: New Community Investigation & Discovery".  Over the summer, students will be engaged in activities that support the process of learning. This summer's theme is designed to encourage students to ask questions and make connections as we get students moving and going towards their successes in the upcoming school year.  

In addition to the academic component, students will engage in programming such as karate and yoga, which supports our goal of keeping our students active physically and academically over the summer.  We have extended our programming to 7 weeks, to ensure that our kids are fully prepared for the new school year.

Over the past few months, New Community has made some awesome upgrades to our program space.  We would love to have you stop by and see just what we've done to the place!  For more information, please visit our website www.ncfc-dc.org.

Thank you so much for your continued support of New Community for Children!

Investigating and discovering our environment
Investigating and discovering our environment

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Mar 6, 2012

Football Gives Back!

All smiles after a great event!
All smiles after a great event!

On February 27, 2012, New Community for Children received a visit from some very special guests!  Edgar Jones of the Baltimore Ravens, Josh Portis of the Seattle Seahawks and Vic Jagger of the Russ Parr Morning Show came to NCFC to read with students, as well as discuss the importance of a great education and making good choices.  

Our boys were especially excited because they have formed their own football team, the New Community Razorbacks.  They asked a lot of questions, and found out what it takes to be a great football player.  The professionals shared their experiences trying to make it to the NFL, and encouraged our boys to complete their education before jumping into football so that they could be successful outside of football.  

Vic Jagger imparted the importance of believing in yourself to our students by sharing her story.  She encouraged our kids to always pursue their passions and never give up on their goals, even when people tell you that you won't succeed.  She told them that they could do anything that they put their mind to.

One of the best lessons that our kids learned that day came from Edgar Jones.  He shared a great piece of advice that he received from his mentor.  He told the kids that "being great is a lonely place."  He encouraged them to always do the right thing, even when the people around them choose not to.

New Community for Children would like to thank Vann D. Ashe of Ashe Entertainment Group for making this wonderful event possible.  It was a day our students won't soon forget!


Our boys were excited to meet the players!
Our boys were excited to meet the players!
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Let's get ready to read!

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Dec 21, 2011

Season's Greetings from New Community for Children!

Giving Tree
Giving Tree

As 2011 comes to a close, we wanted to take the time to wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. We have experienced many successes and joys providing kids in Shaw DC with highly engaging academic and social enrichment programs after school and summer this past year. Let me share just one of these with you!

 Jahi is the oldest of three kids living with their mother in Shaw. Jahi struggled at times in elementary school. He enrolled at New Community for Children in the 7th grade, pulled himself up to do well enough to earn acceptance to one of Washington DC's public exam schools - School Without Walls. Jahi is now in his sophomore year of high school and his prospects are looking great!  He traveled to China over the summer for a school trip and writes, records, and performs hip hop music in the area.  New Community for Children has been able to help with Jahi's goals and improve his academics, specifically in math where he struggled for years.  With the help of his NCFC tutor last year, Jahi increased his grade in Geometry from a D to a B by the end of the 2010-2011 school year.

It is the support of donors like you that makes our work possible. Your generous donations throughout the year have allowed us to continue the mission and the work of New Community for Children!  On behalf of our staff, board of directors and the families that we serve, thank you!

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Giving Tree 2
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Giving Tree 3

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