The gymnasium at Calvary Baptist Church was recently transformed into a space for over 100 giggling and squealing children. A March 3 Pop-Up Play event allowed them to create their own playground.
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The school board said they were getting more tutors to help the kids. But I left the meeting still worried. I wasn’t convinced by the reassuring words.
Founded in 1990 as a faith-based homeless services organization, THC, or Transitional Housing Corporation has grown into a major Episcopal housing agency.
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) have set a goal of distributing 60 million disposable diapers over the next three years to help struggling families across the United States.
Lenny Harris didn’t have anything to steal, said people who knew him the best. He had already given all he had. The murdered activist for Alexandria, Va.’s poor and homeless was remem- bered Feb. 6 by friends and family.
Little Friends for Peace is a nonprofit organization that strives to teach peace skills to youth in the greater D.C. area. In a culture that glorifies violence, LFFP equips students with the skills to combat violence and encourage peaceful conflict resolution.
Franklin Sterling, 58, is proud of many things. He is proud to be vendor #214 for Street Sense. He is proud of his back- ground as a ’70s protest kid in D.C., opinionated and steadfast. And, above all, he is proud to call himself a modern poet with a love for the classics.
There are 1,880 children experiencing homelessness in the District. The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project visits 6 different transitional housing and emergency shelter programs to provide… Read more »
Vennie Hill talks about her son and how he changed her life.
The Interfaith Conference (IFC) aims to promote dialogue, understanding and a sense of community among persons of diverse faiths and to work cooperatively for social and economic justice in metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Established in 1994, Young Women’s
Project was started by young
women as an organization that
works for under-resourced women
and girls, and teens of color.
Sixty-two Washington, D.C.-area high school seniors have been selected by the Posse Foundation to receive full-tuition scholarships to attend top colleges and universities beginning in… Read more »
International reporting on how sanitary kits are changing the lives of young girls in Kenya.
Reporting on the Help the Homeless Mini-Walk Program at the Community Academy Public Charter School, in partnership with Fannie Mae.
In-depth reporting on the advocacy efforts of Thomas Jessop, 14, who embarked on a cross-country bike trip to advocate for a federal safe parking program.
Street Sense intern Shadaye Hunnicutt shares about difficult roots and the resilience to overcome.
In-depth reporting on Fresh Start Catering and DC Central Kitchen’s efforts to feed those in need, as well as the District’s students in school.
Reporting on an innovative way to design public parks being used in Southeast DC.
Reporting on Street Soccer USA (SSUSA), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to use soccer as a tool for social change, moving homeless men, women and youth off the streets and into homes.
Reporting on efforts to introduce school children to urban farming in Maryland in order to help better their nutrition.