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Our mission is to provide afterschool enrichment and homework help; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) exposure; job training; and opportunities that empower vulnerable children, youth, and families, living in under-resourced communities to achieve academic success, healthy lives, and dignity. Children & Charity provides free critical learning opportunities, mentorship, and lifesaving services to children, youth, and families in the Greater Washington DC Area.

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Address: 1625 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone Number: 202-234-0488
Funds raised in this Domore24 campaign will help Children & Charity conduct a successful summer program of STEM, mentoring, workforce readiness, and life skills for high school seniors, college freshmen, and sophomores. Over the last 20 years Children and Charity has provided free, comprehensive, help to over 60,000 DC Metropolitan Area residents by (1) Offering academic enrichment for K-8th grade students that has closed the achievement gap, and helped youth improve math and reading skills and test scores. (2) Bringing STEM education and hands-on activities to the underserved K-12 population with real world field trips (3) Engaging high school youth to develop workforce and life skills; by holding jobs and having leadership roles (4) Connecting with youth through music, art, dance, and drama. (5) Involving families and utilizing the senior population's knowledge and skills to serve as mentors and instructors for the youth.
The work of Children and Charity International goes far beyond afterschool. It is a well implemented program that has positive impact on kids-academically, socially, and emotionally. Their music, art, dance, and drama program affords students at Langdon an opportunity to be educated on the history, and language/vocabulary attached to all areas of art; the great artists, composers, and entertainers; and the different techniques used to produce these works.
Kemi Husbands,
Principal, Langdon Elementary School

I have had the pleasure of participating in the STEM Academy sponsored by Children & Charity International for several years. My twin sons, Jaden and Jordan Jackson, now sixth graders, have been participants in the STEM Academy since they were five-year-old Kindergarteners.

They have not only adopted a thirst for STEM, but also gained additional resources. Due to the learning environment created by the STEM Academy through Children & Charity International, Jaden and Jordan were selected as two of one hundred students to participate in the Verizon Innovative Learning Minority Makers STEM Program for African-American and Hispanic Males, Sixth-Eighth Grade at the University of the District of Columbia!!!

The STEM Academy has not only added value to our lives, but also to the lives of other children in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. Programs, services, field trips, extended learning opportunities that is provided through this program are key tools that I'm sure other families take advantage of. I look forward to my continued partnership with the STEM Academy and Children & Charity International. This program helps produce great scholars that will become the future leaders of tomorrow.

Dr. Trelaunda Beckett
Educator and Parent