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TIS Foundation's mission is to end the cycle of poverty one family at a time by investing in education and economic opportunity initiatives for those in need. Since 1994, TIS Foundation has provided critical support services and economic empowerment programs to families in crisis in the United States and various African nations.
LIFT's mission is to empower families to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty. Founded in 1998, LIFT is a national nonprofit that operates in Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, and has helped over 100,000 individuals and families achieve economic mobility and break the cycle of poverty, serving families in communities with some of the highest rates of poverty. Since opening our doors in Washington, DC in 2000, LIFT-DC has partnered with more than 8,000 families.
Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute
Our mission is "to keep students in school, healthy and outside of the criminal justice system." We have achieved this mission by teaching more than 2200 children (ages 5 to 18) martial arts, African drumming, traditional Chinese Lion Dance and Dragon Dance, synchronized drumming and traditional Chinese musical instruments.
Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative
The Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative (E/BFSC), established in 1996, is an innovative community-based organization that provides wraparound support programs and services for the most vulnerable residents of Wards 5 and 6 in Washington, D.C. E/BFSC is guided by our mission to strengthen families and build vibrant communities that promote healthy, stable neighborhoods that thrive.
PG County Dream
Dedication...Responsibility...Education...Attitude...Motivation Through these things we can make DREAMS into reality.
DC Strings Workshop
The Father McKenna Center
To accompany and care for families struggling with poverty and men facing homelessness by providing food, shelter, clothing and services to support their journey toward stability, productivity, meaning and hope, building upon the good works, ideals and values of Father Horace McKenna, S.J.
The Actors' Center
The Actors' Center empowers actors in the Washington, D.C., area to achieve their highest potential. We fulfill this mission by providing our members exclusive access to casting, training, and networking opportunities.
Treatment and Learning Centers
Since 1950, TLC-The Treatment and Learning Centers has been serving children and adults with special needs in the greater Washington, DC area through diagnostic, therapeutic, educational and employment programs that meet the growing and changing needs of our community. TLC's mission is to improve lives and expand possibilities for children and adults with special needs. TLC's vision is to be a highly visible, leading edge organization with strong collaborative and advocacy relationships, and plentiful resources that support quality programs, staff and facilities for individuals with special needs.
The Arc of Northern Virginia
The Arc of Northern Virginia is the area's leading community organization representing and serving over 34,0000 families living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) -such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and rare chromosomal disorders - and their families throughout Northern Virginia. We provide critical support throughout the entire lifespan of an individual, from diagnosis and early intervention services to aging with a disability.
SSG primarily utilizes the Federal WIOA funding to operate the Northern Virginia Workforce System that provides free employment and training services to assist eligible adults ages 18 years and older, who are low-income and low-skilled; dislocated workers that were terminated or laid off; and low-income youth ages 16-24 who face barriers to employment to increase their skills and employment options. SkillSource has programs specifically dedicated to veterans, jobseekers with disabilities, and entrepreneurs. SkillSource also offers multiple free services to businesses seeking to hire and retain a competitive workforce. SkillSource contracts with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services to staff and administer its 6 SkillSource Centers throughout Northern Virginia. SkillSource collaborates with multiple State and local agencies to offer employment, training, and supportive services such as the Virginia Community College System, the Virginia Employment Commission, the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Job Corps, the Virginia Department of Blind and Vision Impaired, and the National Council on Aging. SkillSource also has collaborative relationships with the local county and city governments within Northern Virginia as well as with the public education departments offering adult and basic education services in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties.
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.
Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Inc.
To provide comprehesive Christian educational opportunities within the Washington metropolitan area. To help provide trained personnel for the propagation of the Gospel by completing a curriculum designed and implemented to prepare for the ministry those who have no undergraduate degree or those who have completed an undergraduate degree. To prepare all students for productive Christian ministry and responsible citizenship. Institution follows an "open door" admission policy.
Lamb Center, The
The Lamb Center serves homeless guests who are located primarily in the central area of Fairfax, although chronically homeless individuals from all across the County are familiar with the Lamb Center and the majority of them have received services from it. Although there is no homeless shelter located in central Fairfax that serves single adults, inexpensive motels, patches of wooded areas and a sprawling commercial and industrial landscape, coupled with the availability of public transportation, make it a logical area for homeless single adults to stay. There is no other program in the County like the Lamb Center. During the day, when the Lamb Center is open and serving guests, is when so many of the needs of these individuals can be addressed. Besides the physical needs of hunger and personal hygiene, and spiritual needs of compassion and community, there are many case management needs or issues that each guest, with the help of staff, can focus on. Lamb Center staff work hard to provide employment counseling and job placement assistance, individual counseling and recovery planning, transportation assistance, help to acquire or re-acquire valid IDs, and referrals to a variety of housing, medical, and other County services.
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington supports 43 local agencies, 12 national organizations, four overseas partners and more than 60 congregations that care for those in need, deepen people?s engagement in Jewish life and connect Jews locally, in Israel and around the world. Justice for the poor, honoring our seniors, attending to those who are ill or in crisis, nurturing and educating our children, inclusion, welcoming strangers and helping refugees create new lives of freedom and economic self-sufficiency are central to our values and the programs we support. Equally important is our commitment to inspire Jewish learning and Jewish experiences in order to shape our community?s strong identity. Formal education opportunities and informal Jewish experiences like summer camps, youth groups and trips to Israel provide learning, recreational, cultural and social activities that nourish our bodies and our minds. Lastly, we are an organization focused on connecting ourselves and our lives to other Jews in Jewish communities around the world. Our solidarity with one another is celebrated through our shared culture, identity and commitment to one another.