NCFC provides 300 children and youth in Washington DC's Shaw community with learning experiences that build their academic, social and creative skills.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Compared to the national average, only 14% of DC 4th Grade students are proficient in reading and math. 10% of 8th grade students are. New Community for Children believes that excellent educational opportunities are essential to helping families break out of the poverty cycle. We currently work with over 300 youth ages 5-20 from all over of DC.
How will this project solve this problem?
We offer creative, hands-on learning in our after school program, and advocate for healthy families and challenging schools.
Potential Long Term Impact
Our project will offer opportunities for 300 kids, age 5-20, throughout the school year to strengthen their academic skills, find expression through art, engage in recreational activities and build a positive self-esteem during out of school hours.
Total Funding Received to Date: $440
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $440 . The original project funding goal was $1,000.