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826DC is dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

A Buddhist Temple - Kunzang Palyul Choling
Kunzang Odsal Palyul Changchub Choling (KPC) was founded by Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo to uphold the Palyul lineage within the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. The KPC mission is to inspire people to improve the world and end suffering for the benefit of all beings.

A Woman's Choice
A Woman's Choice has been counseling pregnant women in Northern Virginia and metropolitan Washington DC area since 1985. Our mission is to love and support pregnant women so much that abortion becomes an unthinkable option. Our goal is to save the lives of unborn babies primarily through medical support and assisting women in coming up with a workable parenting plan. We tell them of the physical, emotional and spiritual side-effects of abortion and refer them to a pro-life medical center for a sonogram and first pre-natal visit. Last year we spent over $24,000 on private prenatal care. We answered 2,230 requests for material assistance and gave away 216 brand new cribs. We also support women in the community who have already made pro-life decisions. As part of our educational mission, we do require that people coming in for the first visit stay and watch a video called, ?Sex Has A Price Tag.? This focuses on chastity before marriage and the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. Clients can come in once every 3 months for diapers, clothes and whatever else they may need. We occasionally give emergency assistance to families paying for rent, utilities, day care etc.

Provides emergency needs services to homeless single adults in Arlington County, who are amongst the most vulnerable citizens in Arlington. Services include feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, providing free medical care to the uninsured, providing treatment for mental illness or substance abuse, helping the unemployed get a job, and those living on the streets into permanent supportive housing. Populations served include the homeless, veterans, single adults, women, families, households, veterans, the impoverished, the working poor and the chronically homeless.

AAHC?s mission is to empower and inspire underserved immigrants and low-moderate income communities to achieve and maintain the American dream of homeownership by providing counseling, education, tools, and resources. AAHC increases homeownership success by placing individuals on the road to financial self-sufficiency. AAHC provides bi-lingual services in a few Asian languages and Spanish, and serves communities in DC, MD and VA. AAHC?s services are focused on four primary areas: (1) Foreclosure prevention and default - home retention, (2) first-time homebuyer education and counseling, (3) financial literacy education & counseling includes banking, money management, understanding credit and credit reports, and reverse mortgage, and (4) free income tax filing (VITA). AAHC?s four core areas of services have one goal in mind: To expand financial education, counseling and coaching to as many people as possible. We believe in ?Knowledge is Power? and ?Good Credit is An Asset? for everyone. In addition, AAHC management spends time advocating for affordable housing, financial literacy education, and citizenship with both governmental and non-governmental partners

AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Founded in 1975, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) has been ?Making a Difference in the District? for more than 40 years. LCE helps low-income, older D.C. residents by: stopping foreclosures and evictions, preserving and promoting affordable housing, representing seniors victimized by scams and predators, working directly with the courts to oversee and administer guardianships, and?by leveraging thousands of hours of pro bono help from area law firms?producing hundreds of wills, powers of attorney, advanced health directives and other ?end-of-life? legal documents. Well over 6,000 elders and their families are assisted annually by LCE. Each year 800+ volunteers contribute thousands of hours of pro bono service, and the monetary benefits and legal victories secured for LCE?s clients averages over $10,000,000 per year. The Catalogue for Philanthropy calls AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly ?One of the best small charities in the Washington, D.C. region." LCE's hands-on, community-based efforts seek to ensure that at-risk seniors age with dignity and purpose. LCE has a longstanding affiliation and partnership with AARP, and it is one of the ways AARP gives back locally in the District of Columbia.

Academy of the Holy Cross, Inc., The
The Academy is a college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross and is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community that values diversity. The Academy is dedicated to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world. Students enjoy outstanding academic programs offering opportunities in Advanced Placement, Honors, and the International Baccalaureate Program. Visual arts programs allow students to express their talents through classes such as painting, photography, fashion design. Performing arts opportunities provide talented students the chance to share their musical, dance, and performing skills both in class and through extracurricular groups. Girls excel in challenging athletics - team sports include crew, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, equestrian, swimming and tennis. Students actively participate in Christian service and community outreach both locally and throughout the world. Numerous clubs are also available for many interests and causes. Located suburban Maryland the school is within walking distance to public transportation and Strathmore Center for the Arts. Students reside in the Washington DC metropolitan area including the District, Northern Virginia, and several Maryland counties.

Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School
Academy of Hope's mission is to provide high quality adult basic education in a manner that changes lives and improves our community. Since its beginning in 1985, the Academy of Hope has been powered by adult learners, volunteers, donors and staff who are dedicated to building one of the most respected not-for-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C., area. Our award-winning program has become a model for adult literacy programs in the region. Academy of Hope creates a supportive and caring community that allows students to feel comfortable and able to focus on their learning. We give students the tools and support they need to feel confident about returning to the classroom. We work with students in the classroom and one-on-one until their learning goals are met. We take the time to get to know each individual, and together, we set a course for learning that is right for them. We hold everything we do to the highest standards. We follow strict state standards and measure success by each student who achieves his or her personal goal, whether that is testing for a higher level of literacy or passing the GED.

ACCA, Inc. (Annandale Christian Community for Action)
ACCA is a faith-based community organization providing basic and emergency services in the Annandale, Baileys Crossroads-Culmore and Lincolnia areas of Fairfax County. It is part of Fairfax County's first responders to calls for food, rent and utility assistance, transportation, furniture and other basic human needs. Services on the Human Service side of ACCA are provided by and staffed by all volunteers. ACCA also operates a fully licensed Child Development Center serving 183 children a day staffed by highly trained and paid professionals. The Center offers diagnostic and remedial services to children who may receive subsidy through the Fairfax Office for Children. Many children of low-income working parents qualify for subsidy from the Fairfax County Office for Children. Fees are on a sliding fee scale.

Accokeek Foundation
The Accokeek Foundation cultivates passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and a commitment to stewardship and sustainability.

Action in Community Through Service of Prince William County
ACTS provides relief, fosters hope and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis due to hunger, homelessness, and personal violence.

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.

Adoptions Together
serving children, adoption services, foster care, child welfare, greater Washington, family services, parents, therapy, mental health services, advocacy, education and training, birth-parent services, families, youth, Baltimore, low-income, women, infants, substance abuse, Baltimore region, professional training, parent training

Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington
Using a holistic approach, ACSGW helps the disadvantaged and disenfranchised in the community to attain self-sufficiency and independence. ACSGW works to improve clients' physical, social and mental well-being through compassionate emergency care, life education and community development.

Adventure Theatre MTC
Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) cultivates new generations of artists and life-long audiences by creating memorable theatrical productions and experiences and by providing young people the highest quality training in musical theater and theater.