Help 4,000 DC Youth Find Their Voice

by 826DC
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Thanks to the donations provided through donors at GlobalGiving, 826DC is continuing to help children and youth in the District of Columbia improve their writing and reading skills, use their imagination, and find their voice. We have hosted 80 field trips this school year for 1700 students, held 55 writing workshops for 941 students, provided In-School Writing & Publishing programming for 1146 students, and provided drop-in tutoring and writing help to 58 children and youth. With the help of a dedicated group of interns and thousands of volunteers, we plan to keep students engaged and excited through the end of the school year.

Our after-school tutoring program consistently holds an average daily attendance of 25 to 30 students, many of whom attend four days per week. Our volunteers implement individualized learning plans designed during the first part of the academic year, and are successfully adjusting those plans as the students make progress. Reading All-Stars, our Saturday one-on-one reading program at Tubman Elementary School, is serving more than 100 students who read with their tutors and receive help with reading and writing skills. We provide hundreds of field trips for nearly 2300 students from over 30 different schools (including Tubman ES, SEED PCS, Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, DC Bilingual PCS, Washington Yu-Ying PCS, Center City PCS, and more). During our field trips, a class of students visits our center to write their a collaborative book in two hours with the aid of our talented volunteers. Each student writes his or her own ending to the story and take home a copy of the finished product.

Our in-school sessions are also in high demand. Last school year, we worked with Capital City Public Charter School on essay writing skills and Food Writing, and more. We conducted a four-week Meet the Writers series during the National Novel Writing Month of November at Woodrow Wilson High School. In addition, we released our seventh iteration of our flagship program, the Young Authors’ Book Project. All told, we served more than 4,400 children and youth during the 2014-15 school year. We project to serve 5,000 during this (2015-2016) year.

Our summer programming included 29 workshops with over 300 students to help combat summer learning loss for children across the District. We are continuing our aggressive fundraising strategy in the coming months, as well. We have added 2 additional staff members this year through the AmeriCorps program, as well as one additional full-time programs coordinator.

In November, 826DC moved into to a new home and opened a brand new, whimsical storefront. All proceeds from Tivoli's Astounding Magic Supply Co. directly benefit the programs at 826DC.

Students eagerly share ideas during a Field Trip
Students eagerly share ideas during a Field Trip

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After-School Tutoring
After-School Tutoring

Thanks to the donations provided through donors at GlobalGiving, 826DC is continuing to help children and youth in the District of Columbia improve their writing and reading skills, use their imagination, and find their voice. We have hosted 45 field trips this school year for 943 students, held 40 writing workshops for 717 students, provided In-School Writing & Publishing programming for 453 students, and provided drop-in tutoring and writing help to 51 children and youth. With the help of a dedicated group of interns and thousands of volunteers, we plan to keep students engaged and excited through the end of the school year.

Our after-school tutoring program consistently holds an average daily attendance of 25 to 30 students, many of whom attend four days per week. Our volunteers implement individualized learning plans designed during the first part of the academic year, and are successfully adjusting those plans as the students make progress. Reading All-Stars, our Saturday one-on-one reading program at Tubman Elementary School, is serving more than 80 students who read with their tutors and receive help with reading and writing skills. We provide hundreds of field trips for nearly 2300 students from over 30 different schools (including Tubman ES, SEED PCS, Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, DC Bilingual PCS, Washington Yu-Ying PCS, Center City PCS, and more). During our field trips, a class of students visits our center to write their a collaborative book in two hours with the aid of our talented volunteers. Each student writes his or her own ending to the story and take home a copy of the finished product.

Our in-school sessions are also in high demand. Last school year, we worked with Capital City Public Charter School on essay writing skills and Food Writing, and more. We conducted a four-week Meet the Writers series during the National Novel Writing Month of November at Woodrow Wilson High School. In addition, we released our seventh iteration of our flagship program, the Young Authors’ Book Project. All told, we served more than 4,400 children and youth during the 2014-15 school year. We project to serve 5,000 during this (2015-2016) year.

Our summer programming included 29 workshops with over 300 students to help combat summer learning loss for children across the District. We are continuing our aggressive fundraising strategy in the coming months, as well. We have added 2 additional staff members this year through the AmeriCorps program, as well as one additional full-time programs coordinator.

In November, 826DC moved into to a new home and opened a brand new, whimsical storefront. All proceeds from Tivoli's Astounding Magic Supply Co. directly benefit the programs at 826DC.

Tivoli
Tivoli's Astounding Magic Supply Co.

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Thanks to the donations provided through donors at GlobalGiving, 826DC is continuing to help children and youth in the District of Columbia improve their writing and reading skills, use their imagination, and find their voice. We hosted 118 field trips last school year for 2,264 students, held 70 writing workshops for 611 students, provided In-School Writing & Publishing programming for 1,472 students, and provided drop-in tutoring and writing help to 40 children and youth. With the help of a dedicated group of interns and thousands of volunteers, we kept students engaged and excited through the end of the school year.

Our after-school tutoring program consistently held an average daily attendance of 25 to 30 students, many of whom attend four days per week. Our volunteers implement individualized learning plans designed during the first part of the academic year, and are successfully adjusting those plans as the students make progress. Reading All-Stars, our Saturday one-on-one reading program at Tubman Elementary School, is serving more than 100 students who read with their tutors and receive help with reading and writing skills. We provide hundreds of field trips for nearly 2300 students from over 30 different schools (including Tubman ES, SEED PCS, Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, DC Bilingual PCS, Washington Yu-Ying PCS, Center City PCS, and more). During our field trips, a class of students visits our center to write their a collaborative book in two hours with the aid of our talented volunteers. Each student writes his or her own ending to the story and take home a copy of the finished product.

Our in-school sessions are also in high demand. Last school year, we worked with Capital City Public Charter School on essay writing skills and Food Writing, and more. We conducted a four-week Meet the Writers series during the National Novel Writing Month of November at Woodrow Wilson High School. In addition, we released our seventh iteration of our flagship program, the Young Authors’ Book Project. All told, we served more than 4,400 children and youth during the 2014-15 school year. We project to serve 5,000 during this (2015-2016) year.

Our summer programming included 29 workshops with over 300 students to help combat summer learning loss for children across the District. We are continuing our aggressive fundraising strategy in the coming months, as well. We have added 2 additional staff members this year through the AmeriCorps program, as well as one additional full-time programs coordinator.

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Thanks to the donations provided through donors at GlobalGiving, 826DC is continuing to help children and youth in the District of Columbia improve their writing and reading skills, use their imagination, and find their voice. We hosted 117 field trips this school year for 2,148 students, held 70 writing workshops for 611 students, provided In-School Writing & Publishing programming for 1,472 students, and provided drop-in tutoring and writing help to 40 children and youth. With the help of a dedicated group of interns and thousands of volunteers, we kept students engaged and excited through the end of the school year.

Our after-school tutoring program consistently holds an average daily attendance of 25 to 30 students, many of whom attend four days per week. Our volunteers implement individualized learning plans designed during the first part of the academic year, and are successfully adjusting those plans as the students make progress. Reading All-Stars, our Saturday one-on-one reading program at Tubman Elementary School, is serving more than 100 students who read with their tutors and receive help with reading and writing skills. We provide hundreds of field trips for nearly than 2700 students from 70 different schools (including Tubman ES, SEED PCS, Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, DC Bilingual PCS, Washington Yu-Ying PCS, Center City PCS, and more). During our field trips, a class of students visits our center to write their a collaborative book in two hours with the aid of our talented volunteers. Each student writes his or her own ending to the story and take home a copy of the finished product.

Our in-school sessions are also in high demand. This school year, we worked with Capital City Public Charter School on essay writing skills and Food Writing, and more. We conducted a four-week Meet the Writers series during the National Novel Writing Month of November at Woodrow Wilson High School. In addition, we released our seventh iteration of our flagship program, the Young Authors’ Book Project. All told, we served more than 4,400 children and youth during the 2014-15 school year.

Our summer programming will include more workshops to help combat summer learning loss for children across the District. We are continuing our aggressive fundraising strategy in the coming months, as well. We will add 3 additional staff members this year through the AmeriCorps program.

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political poster WS
political poster WS

Thanks to the donations provided through donors at GlobalGiving, 826DC is continuing to help children and youth in the District of Columbia improve their writing and reading skills, use their imagination, and find their voice. We have hosted 69 field trips this school year, have held 37 writing workshops for 511 students, and provided drop-in tutoring and writing help to 40 children and youth. With the help of a dedicated group of interns and thousands of volunteers, we kept students engaged and excited through the end of the school year.

Our after-school tutoring program consistently holds an average daily attendance of 25 to 30 students, many of whom attend four days per week. Our volunteers implement individualized learning plans designed during the first part of the academic year, and are successfully adjusting those plans as the students make progress. Reading All Stars, our Saturday one-on-one reading program at Tubman Elementary School, is serving 70 students who read with their tutors and receive help with reading and writing skills. We are on our way to providing hundreds of field trips for nearly than 2700 students from 70 different schools (including Tubman ES, SEED PCS, Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, DC Bilingual PCS, Washington Yu-Ying PCS, Center City PCS, and more). During our field trips, a class of students visits our center to write their a collaborative book in two hours with the aid of our talented volunteers. Each student writes his or her own ending to the story and take home a copy of the finished product.

Our in-school sessions are also in high demand. This school year, we are working with Capital City Public Charter School on essay writing skills and Food Writing, and more. We conducted a four-week Meet the Writers series during the National Novel Writing Month of November at Woodrow Wilson High School. In addition, we are gearing up for our seventh iteration of our flagship program, the Young Authors’ Book Project. All told, we have served more than 3,600 children and youth during the fall semester, and are projected to serve 4,000 by June 2015.

Our summer programming will include more workshops to help combat summer learning loss for children across the District. We are continuing our aggressive fundraising strategy in the coming months, as well. We recently hired our first Director of Development to ensure the resources for our planned programmatic growth and to reach more children. We will add 3 additional staff members this year through the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

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826DC

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.826DC.org
Project Leader:
Areesah Mobley
Director of Development
Washington, DC United States
$1,170 raised of $7,500 goal
 
23 donations
$6,330 to go
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