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Jul 2, 2014

We're Going Around the World this Summer at NCFC!

Our kids at the library for a magical science show
Our kids at the library for a magical science show

Summer is here and in full effect at NCFC! Our six week summer program started this past Monday, June 30th, and there has not been a dull moment yet! Our program space is filled to the brim with students, staff and a really exciting exciting theme that will allow our students to truly become global citizens.

The theme of our 2014 Summer Program is Passport to Success. This summer, students will be immersed in programming designed to teach them about the world around them. Each week, students will spend time learning about differents part of the world. They will learn about cultures, foods and customs of those places.  

We are staying true to our goal of combating summer learning loss by incorporating structured reading time and the Scholastic Summer Express workbook series into our daily activities. Not only will students retain what they learned last school year, they will be ready to tackle their new grade successfully when they return to school in the fall. Students will also do arts and crafts, zumba, yoga, gardening, karate, step dance, basketball, pottery and go on field trips!

WHEW! This is clearly an action packed summer for NCFC! This summer was made possible by your support and generocity. Thank you! 

One of our kids getting in on the act!
One of our kids getting in on the act!

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Apr 2, 2014

Springing Forward at New Community for Children!

Happy about homework time!
Happy about homework time!

Spring has finally arrived, and so have some very exciting new components to New Community for Children's programming! At NCFC, we believe in providing enrichment activites that expose our students to new things in hopes of supporting them on their journey to becoming well rounded adults.  A few weeks ago, NCFC began offering pottery to our students. Pottery is an excellent way to combine science, art and hands-on learning. Our kids are learning so many new things and are truly loving this new experience.

NCFC has also started offering Youth Liter(acy) to our ABLE students. Youth Liter(acy) is an awesome curriculum that teaches literacy through hip-hop music. This component is proving to be quite successful in improving student literacy as well as encouraging the creative minds of our students!

Many wonderful things are happening at NCFC, and none of it could happen without you.  We thank you for contribution which helps us do this important work! We love connecting with visitors and friends, and hope you'll come visit us soon to see your contribution in motion!

Happiness abounds at NCFC!
Happiness abounds at NCFC!

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Dec 2, 2013

Thank You from New Community for Children!

A special thank you!
A special thank you!

Today is a light day here at New Community for Children.  Many of our kids have already been picked up for the evening, eager begin celebrating Thanksgiving with their families. Seeing the joy and excitement on the faces of our students and families gives us something to really be thankful for.

We are thankful because we know that all the work that we put into NCFC is appreciated by those we serve.  It gives us a reason to keep providing a safe space for kids each day after school. We are so fortunate because we see every day that the work we do is not thankless.  That is why we must take a moment to thank you, our friends and supporters.

We could not do this work without you! Your continuous support of our program is so important to the students and staff here at NCFC.  You make our mission possible, and for that we are so grateful to you and for you! Thank you!

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Aug 28, 2013

School's in Session at New Community for Children!

Boys Reading Club
Boys Reading Club

After an awesome six-week summer program, New Community for Children opened our doors for the 2013-2014 school year this past Monday, August 26th! This summer’s ‘Read with Me, Learn with Me’ theme was a major success, so we are working hard to carry that success into the school year by launching great literacy focused programming that is sure to keep the progress going!

Our Literacy Plus initiative will allow each student to spend time with a Literacy Coach who will assess their reading skills and design programming that supports the strengths and combats the areas of concern for each student.  Our middle school students will participate in book clubs where they will choose the books their group reads and complete activities that demonstrate their reading comprehension skills. As you can see, literacy is key at NCFC!

This is going to be an exciting school year at New Community for Children!  We welcome visitors and friends to our regular Kids in Motion tours so that you can see firsthand all the wonderful things happening at NCFC. Our one-hour tours take place twice monthly. For more information, to RSVP to one of the tours listed below or schedule a private group tour, please email rjohnson@ncfc-dc.org.

2013 One-Hour Tours 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
June 13th 
July 11th & 25th 
September 12th & 26th 
October 10th & 24th 
November 7th & 21st 
December 5th & 19th

Field Trip to the Air and Space Museum
Field Trip to the Air and Space Museum
Girls Book Club
Girls Book Club

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Jun 12, 2013

Summer Fun has Arrived at NCFC!

 

As another great school year comes to a close, New Community for Children is still in work mode, preparing for our summer program.  For 6 weeks this summer, we will have 75 kids on site from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday!  Our theme for this summer is 'Read with Me, Learn with Me' which supports our focus on literacy by encouring families and the community to take an active role in helping our students become better and more enthusiastic readers.

Our students will be emersed in acadmically and socially enriching programming such as daily classroom instruction, karate, art, photography, and gardening.  The most exciting component for the summer is the Community Literacy Project.  This component will allow students to produce short video segments to share what books they're reading, book reviews and what they're learning this summer at NCFC.  The videos will be shared with their families, friends and other kids in their community!  

This is going to be an exciting summer at New Community for Children!  We welcome visitors and friends to our regular Kids in Motion tours so that . Our one-hour tours take place twice monthly. For more information, to RSVP to one of the tours listed below or schedule a private group tour, please email rjohnson@ncfc-dc.org.

2013 One-Hour Tours 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
June 13th 
July 11th & 25th 
September 12th & 26th 
October 10th & 24th 
November 7th & 21st 
December 5th & 19th

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Reshena Johnson

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Washington, DC United States

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