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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