The mayor’s budget includes a major influx in digital inclusion funds after the pandemic worsened digital inequity.
The Playtime Program, a D.C.-based nonprofit, is expanding its partnership with shelters to bring programming for children experiencing homelessness to families in Maryland.
SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) recently opened its third facility to help meet the transitional housing needs of local LGTBQ youth.
Rodney Stotts, a falconer in the DMV, uses his birds to educate young people beyond the classroom – which the education system desperately needs during the COVID-19 pandemic as children struggle with mental health.
Community organizations are trying to help children and families in need but have limited resources
Fletcher opines a piece on the effects COVID-19 has on at-risk students entering the job force, and the importance of career counselors in their trajectory.
L. Morrow on the promise of young activists in politics.
Sandra Jackson from the House of Ruth on the importance of childcare for Black women.
SMYAL provides economic and housing support during the pandemic through a housing program for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.
In this heartwrenching personal essay, a native Washingtonian recounts the many struggles she overcame when young to finally want to be alive.
Dudley shares his frustrations with the “system” through poetry.
Teachers and local organizations are pushing for more support for homeless students so that they can successfully stay on track while taking classes.
Artist and vendor Pierre Johnson points out flaws in the education system and how detrimental this can be for students.
Raymond Pyle, who teaches at Moten Elementary school, believes the key to a better education starts with a properly funded community. His classroom goals for students won’t be put into action without proper support.
n July 8, local anti-police groups got one step closer to their goal of police-free schools when the D.C. Council passed an amendment to change… Read more »
At least 100 formerly homeless youth took to the streets of Eastern Market on June 16 for a demonstration in support of their peers and the Black Lives Matter movement. They were all members of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, which houses approximately 150 runaway and homeless youth and provides counseling, education, and life- skill services.
A poem by Marcellus Phillips.
The annual Point-in-Time Count shows the number of homeless people in DC fell for the fifth consecutive year. But experts warn the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will likely cause an increase in homelessness.
Two perspectives on life shared by artist and vendor Ibn Hipps.
Anthony Williams died, on Jan. 26 in an altercation over a sale of K2. He aspired to open a group home for homeless adults and youth. His family and friends memorialized him at The House of Praise on Feb. 13.