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.
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!

Giving Tree 2
Giving Tree 2
Giving Tree 3
Giving Tree 3

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Jul 19, 2011

Summer Fun in Full Swing at New Community for Children

Veggie Pizza
Veggie Pizza

So far, it has been a great summer at the 2011 New Community for Children Summer Program!  Our students are totally immersed in academically and socially enriching activities designed to prepare them for the upcoming school year.  Our students have also been on a number of field trips to support what they are learning in the classroom.  Last week, our elementary students visited the Spark! Lab at the National Museum of American History.  This trip allowed the students to begin utilizing and comprehending the scientific method.  

Our Middle School students are spending the summer preparing for college!  They are going on tours of local colleges.  So far, they have visited Howard University and University of Maryland College Park, with more tours scheduled throughout the summer.

In keeping with this this summer's theme of "Get Moving, Get Going," all of our students have been hard at work in the New Community for Children garden.  They are growing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and a variety of herbs.  They have used their harvest in cooking classes designed to teach them about healthy eating habits.  Some of their delicious creations are salads, veggie pizza and a pasta salad with fresh vegetables!

Thank you for your continuing support of New Community for Children!

Connor in the Garden
Connor in the Garden
Little Gardeners
Little Gardeners
Our Community Garden
Our Community Garden

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Apr 27, 2011

Get Moving, Get Going. Summer 2011

We are gearing up for Get Moving, Get Going. Summer 2011 at New Community for Children. Which is building on last year’s successful My Community, My Garden program, this year’s six-week experience is geared towards getting students moving towards their personal success. Students entering Kinder-garten through 4th grade will enjoy academic enrichment in mathematics, literacy, and social enrichment through an array of field trips and partnerships that are certain to keep them active and engaged. New Community for Children has partnered with the United Way National Capital Area to bring the Fun, Fly & Fit program. This is a youth fitness movement developed to help combat the childhood obesity crisis in our region. The goal is to help kids and their caregivers make good nutritional decisions and motivate children to play, exercise, and have fun. Students will also continue working on the art and science of gardening as they plant and harvest herbs and vegetables on-site.

 

Our older students, entering 5th through 8th grade, will be engaged on their future goals and plans for college and career. They will learn about the college application process and will visit local colleges. New Community for Children’s mission is to support kids and ensure that they can make the most of learning in school. Towards that end 7th graders will leave the summer with an individualized plan for applying to high schools with strong college prep programs. Our 8th graders will create a high school success plan to include academic and enrich-ment goals.

We are excited about our partnership with City Blossoms. With leadership from this local organization, our middle school students will work on nearby Marion Street Garden and will create a business plan for selling goods from the garden. Enrichment activities will include cook-ing, language arts, science, and arts.

 

All that being said we are facing a loss of funding from the District.  Your support makes this six-week highly engaging academic and social enrichment summer program to 95 kids free of charge possible.

 

 

 Please consider supporting New Community for Children's 2011 summer program.

 Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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