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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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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.

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The Board of Directors and staff of New Community for Children(NCFC), want to express our gratitude for your generous gifts in support of our community garden and after school programs this year. We are greatly encouraged by your support as we continue to provide positive learning experiences for children in the DC community.

With the holidays just around the corner, we are excited with how the first half the school year has progressed and look optimistically toward 2011. Our students have continued to learn more about gardening and environmental science through our partnership with City Blossoms. We have made literacy our theme for this school year in our Elementary Programs.

Please check out our Winter Newsletter to see what else is happening at New Community for Children.


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NCFC supporters,

Thank you for your support in helping us build a community garden in the Shaw community of Washington, DC. Our summer program was a huge success. Please check out our summer newsletter to see some of the highlights from this summer.

Our garden is currently being turned into a fall garden which means that our afterschool program students will continue to learn about gardening and nutrition.

Stayed tuned for updates on our fall programming.


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Our summer program is in full swing. We've just wrapped up week 2 and to see what we are up to this summer, please check out our blog, http://ncfcgarden2010.wordpress.com/.

Thank you for your support of New Community for Children's summer program.

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Reshena Johnson

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Washington, DC United States

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