Community Resources

Resources for families and community members

  • Volunteer at local schools. Read about the DCPS Volunteer Process here
  • Apply to be a literacy tutor as part of Chancellor Henderson's Boys and Men of Color initiative. You may sign up for 500 for 500: Mentoring through Literacy here.

  • School Budgets tool from Coalition for DC Public Schools here.

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  • Organizations
    • Hope and a Home

      • Hope and a Home allows low-income families in Washington, D.C. the opportunity to create a home for themselves. The organization strives to end the city of poverty and homelessness. 
    • Grassroots Education Project

      • The Grassroots Education Project, funded by Adam Barr, works to fundamentally transform the relationship between neighborhood schools and their communities through shared responsibility and direct collective action. 

    • Byte Back

      • Byte Back’s mission is to bridge the digital divide by providing computer literacy and career readiness skills to low-income residents in D.C. They are constantly looking for computer and computer-related donations.
    • DC Prevention Center

      • DC Prevention Center (DCPC) promotes healthy children, youth, and families in Ward 1 and 2 by increasing awareness, identifying key leaders, facilitating conversations and providing training.
    • DC YouthLink Services

      • DC YouthLink’s mission is to provide community-based services for DC youth to become meaningful citizens of and make positive contributions to their community. 

    • 826 DC

      • 826DC mission is formed around the belief that strong writing skills are fundament to academic and career success. Therefore, 826DC supports students in middle and high school in their writing skills and to help teachers inspire their students to write. 
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters National Capital Area

      • Brothers Big Sisters supports long-term one-on-one mentorships between adults and children to make a lasting impact on children’s lives. 
    • Martha's Table

      • Martha’s Table strive to break the cycle of poverty by creating  a better future for children and families through Healthy Starts, Healthy Eating, and Healthy Connections. 
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