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College Bound, Inc.
Our mission is to prepare public and public charter school students in the metropolitan D.C. area to enter college, earn a degree, and achieve their personal and professional goals. Our vision is to make college a reality by adequately preparing students to matriculate and graduate from college, allowing them to positively contribute to our society.
The Washington Ballet
The mission of The Washington Ballet is: to bring the joy and artistry of dance to the Nation's Capital and the world's stage through the professional presentation of the best in classic and contemporary ballet; to provide the highest caliber of dance training through a preeminent school of ballet; and, to serve and involve the entire community through extensive dance education and community engagement programs.
Community Youth Advance
The mission of Community Youth Advance is to harness the power of community to transform out of school time to help youth excel inside and outside the classroom.
Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena
Provide increased opportunity, education and inspiration to young people of Washington, DC and the surrounding area through ice skating and educational activities. We partner with public and private schools to help put over 3,000 kids on the ice annually free and/or subsidized with all equipment provided. The majority of our kids are from Wards 7 and 8 or traditionally disadvantaged neighborhoods.
John Quadrino Foundation to Benefit Children with Cancer
Our grants provide immediate monetary assistance to needy children with cancer and/or their families to pay for very diverse expenses typically not covered by insurance or other programs. Needy recipients are identified and certified by hospital social workers who communicate grant requests to the foundation?s Board, most often by telephone. Local and adjacent hospitals with which the Foundation works include most in the Richmond and Northern VA, MD and DC areas, as well as other nearby hospitals. These social workers have informed the Foundation that its services not only are indispensable to the recipients, but also are essentially unavailable elsewhere. The very diverse needs of local patient families funded by us, and not fulfilled by other charitable organizations, include: transportation to and from hospitals; shelter, clothing and/or feeding; specialized equipment for home stays; babysitting for siblings, thus enabling a mother and/or father to be with the sick child; utilities (including heating costs during the winter); COBRA payments; December holiday season gifts; wigs to cover side effect hair loss, especially for teenage boys and girls; etc.
My Sister's Place (MSP)
MSP seeks to end domestic violence and empower individuals to live lives free of domestic violence. We provide safe and confidential emergency shelter and transitional-to-permanent housing to battered women and their children. We also provide supportive programs, counseling, education and advocacy to all survivors of domestic violence. Our goal is to empower survivors to take control of their own lives.
San Miguel School DC
San Miguel School is dedicated to transforming lives for academically underserved and economically disadvantaged Latino boys in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, preparing them for future success in high school, college, and life beyond.
Academy of the Holy Cross, Inc., The
The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
CADCA's Drug-Free Kids Campaign
Reducing drug use, one community at a time.
Dance Institute of Washington
Dance Institute of Washington provides youth the opportunity to develop artistically, socially, emotionally and intellectually through ballet and diverse dance. Its commitments to access, equity and artistic excellence distinguish DIW from others. DIW operates a pre-professional school, community engagement initiatives, youth ensemble and professional company, granting youth from diverse backgrounds the chance to experience the performing arts and develop skills needed for college/careers.
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Girl Scout Council of the Nation?s Capital is a leadership development organization for girls, with nearly 90,000 girl and adult members. Girl Scouts was founded in 1912. We serve the Greater Washington Region, which includes the District of Columbia, eight counties in Maryland, ten counties in Virginia and seven counties in West Virginia. With the support of our dedicated adult volunteers and parents, and the generosity of corporations, foundations, and individual donors, Girl Scouting helps build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
La Clinica del Pueblo
Our mission is to build a healthy Latino community through culturally appopriate health services, focusing on those most in need.
New Hope Housing, Inc.
New Hope Housing provides homeless families and individuals shelter, housing, and the tools to build a better life.
CASA Children's Intervention Services
CASA CIS's mission is to advocate for the best interests of each abused and neglected child referred by the county juvenile court system through the promotion and support of quality volunteer representation. We seek to assure that each child's needs are identified and addressed, with the goal of providing each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
The Home insures that the most vulnerable senior citizens of DC need not fear being homeless, without medical care, without food, and social interactions. While an individuals needs may change during a course of residency the Home maintains a service delivery system that addresses the many issues that confront an aging person, all in one facility.