Help 4,000 DC Youth Find Their Voice

Goal: $ 7500

No of Donation: 18

 

 

Goal: $ 7500
Amount Raised: $ 1045
Remaining : $ 6455
No of Donation : 18
Category : Education
Url : http://www.826DC.org
Contact Number : 202-525-1074
Address : 3233 14th St. NW
State : Washington
City : DC
Country : US
Zipcode : 20010

Challenge

We believe there is a profound need for innovative academic programming that complements the curriculum in our public schools. We also know that urban illiteracy is one of America's greatest challenges, and that students with limited financial, educational, and community resources lack the tools and attention to do their best work. 826DC targets these young people who are at risk of academic failure and steps in to bridge that gap.

Solution

826DC is dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. 826DC was founded in fall 2008, and in late-2009, became affiliated with 826 National, the network of nonprofits co-founded by award-winning author Dave Eggers.
826DC is dedicated to working with students ages 6 through 18 in developing their creative and expository writing skills and to working with teachers to inspire their students to write. We provide after-school tutoring, in-school programming, evening and weekend writing workshops, field trips, a Saturday Reading All-Stars program, and student publishing opportunities all free of charge.

Long-Term Impact

We will provide 4,000 students with free, enriching writing and after-school tutoring programs. We believe that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Our programs are challenging and fun, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.

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