Help 95 DC Kids Extend Learning After School

by 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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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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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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Our new friends from Pretoria, South Africa!
Our new friends from Pretoria, South Africa!
On Monday this week, New Community for Children hosted visitors from Dimakatso Primary school in Pretoria, South Africa. Robby Chauke, Principal of the school, came along with four teachers to see New Community for Children in action. The group is on a tour of Washington, DC, Chicago and New York to see best practices in out of school time.  

During their visit the teachers were excited to learn more about the social enrichment activities offered along with academic support. One noted that at Dimakatso Primary school the after school program provides only tutoring but now she will incorporate more fun options to keep kids engaged. We were happy to host our international visitors and showcase our best!
 
At New Community for Children, we welcome visitors from near and far to our regular Kids in Motion tours. Our one-hour tours take place twice a month from 4:30PM - 5:30PM. 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
April 11th & 25th
May 9th & 23rd
June 13th
July 11th & 25th
September 12th & 26th
October 10th & 24th
November 7th & 21st
December 5th & 19th

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Our kids were really impressed with the bat fiddle
Our kids were really impressed with the bat fiddle

Happy New Year! It's our first week back from winter break, and exciting things are already happening at New Community for Children!

New Community for Children was treated to a performance by National Symphony Orchestra violinist Glenn Donnellan! Glenn came to perform for our kids as part of NSO In Your Neighborhood 2013. This year's NSO community engagement initiative brings free performances and educational activities to U Street/Howard/Shaw.

The theme of Glenn's performance was Follow that Fiddle. The kids learned all about the history of the violin, also known as the fiddle. Glenn played a few songs and taught the kids how to make some really cool sounds with a fiddle. The kids were really excited when Glenn made the fiddle sound like a galloping horse!

This is just one of the many exciting things happening at New Community for Children.  We invite you to come see our kids in motion! Our one-hour tours take place twice a month at 4:30 pm.  

2013 One-Hour Tours

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

January 24th
February 7th & 21st
March 7th & 21st
April 11th & 25th
May 9th & 23rd
June 13th
July 11th & 25th
August 8th
September 12th & 26th
October 10th & 24th
November 7th & 21st
December 5th & 19th

We hope to see you very soon!

Our kids enjoying Glenn
Our kids enjoying Glenn's performance

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New Community for Children

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ncfc-dc.org
New Community for Children
Project Leader:
Reshena Johnson
Development/Operations Coordinator
Washington, DC United States

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