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Naija Worldwide Charities Inc
To achieve the long term goals of community improvement, the mission of NWC is to work to increase awareness of issues facing the vulnerable populations and emphasize comprehensive and integrated programs at the community level and the empowerment of women and girls worldwide.

Loudoun Habitat for Humanity
Loudoun Habitat for Humanity was incorporated on April 2, 1993 for the specific purpose of providing a decent home in a decent community for all God's people in need. It is the conviction of Loudoun Habitat for Humanity that everyone deserves an opportunity to work to obtain adequate shelter and affordable housing. Our ministry is based on Christian principles and we partner with people of all faiths as we grow the affiliate and strive to fund and build homes for those in need of affordable housing.

Metropolitan School of the Arts
We are on a mission to change the world by launching students who reach their fullest potential as artists, innovators and global citizens.

Jewish Council for the Aging
The Jewish Council for the Aging helps older adults in the Greater Washington, D.C. region maintain independence, dignity, vitality and self-respect. We also help people of different generations understand, learn from and care for one another. Our 900 volunteers and 90 staff members are proud to serve people of all faiths, ethnicities and walks of life as we help all seniors thrive.

Higher Achievement
Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. We envision a world where all students' potential and promise are realized, regardless of their circumstances. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement's proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed.

The Fishing School
The Fishing School's mission is to prepare elementary and middle school students for success in high school and life by improving their academic performance and life skills, and by engaging them and their parents in intensive multi-year, research-based out-of-school time (OST) and parent engagement activities.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Since 1900, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome the challenges of vision loss. Our work enables people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to remain independent, active and productive in our society.

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is a 430 acre refuge for abused and abandoned farm animals located in Poolesville, Maryland. Our mission is to rescue and provide a permanent home for farm animals saved from cruelty cases or abandonment, and to provide a protected habitat for rehabilitated wildlife. We currently have over 300 rescued animals residing at the sanctuary, and we promote compassion and respect for all animals.

Capitol Hill Village
Capitol Hill Village, launched in October 2007, has the mission of sustaining and enriching the community of Capitol Hill residents for the long term. For a modest fee, members gain access to a wide range of cultural and educational programs and to services provided by a dedicated volunteer corps and preferred vetted vendors. There is no age restriction, and the Village welcomes members from any race, gender, and cultural group that make up the diverse Capitol Hill community. As one commitment to this inclusiveness, the Membership Plus program (funded exclusively by gifts and grants) provides lower-income members with special subsidized dues while assisting with the cost of home-repair and personal-health emergencies. Two licensed Social Workers provide care coordination. Today Capitol Hill Village is one the largest and most successful organizations in the burgeoning Village movement, and members of its Board and Staff travel throughout the National Capital area and throughout the country providing assistance to Villages in the process of formation.

Shaw Community Center
Since 1991, Shaw Community Center has operated as a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to further enhancing the lives of families living in the Shaw area of Washington, DC, particularly families living in subsidized housing. Their mission is to work together with Shaw children, youth, and their families to expand opportunities in the areas of education, health and wellness, leadership, and youth development.

USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
USO-Metro strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

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.

Stepping Stones Shelter, Inc.
Stepping Stones Shelter provides a continuum of services (emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and post-shelter support) for homeless families with children living in Montgomery County, MD, in order to help move families from the crisis to a stability.

Outdoor Lab
AOEA was founded for the sole purpose of buying and operating a 200-acre rural woodlot that could benefit urban school children. In 1967, AOEA found and purchased the present site of the Outdoor Lab. The Outdoor Lab is used for environmental education by children from elementary grades through high school. It includes nature hiking trails, plant and animal identification areas, camping sites, and classroom, kitchen and dining facilities. Classes are scheduled daily throughout the school year and overnight camps are held in the summer. Other youth groups may use the facility as scheduling permits. In addition, the Outdoor Lab has provided opportunities for students to perform research for science fair projects and for Boy Scouts to complete their Eagle Scout projects. The popularity of the the program within the community attests to its value to society.

Montgomery Housing Partnership Inc
MISSION. A 501(c)(3) founded in 1989, Montgomery Housing Partnership?s (MHP) mission is to preserve and expand affordable housing in Montgomery County. We accomplish this mission by housing people, empowering families, and strengthening neighborhoods. This holistic approach to housing includes acquiring, rehabilitating, building, and managing quality affordable housing; developing and implementing community life programs; and enhancing the vitality of the neighborhoods where affordable housing is located. REAL ESTATE. MHP is a premier developer of affordable housing in Montgomery County, and is a go-to organization for many affordable housing-related issues. We have a solid track record acquiring and developing older properties (e.g. Amherst Square, 7610 Maple, Bealls Grants), and we conduct ground up new construction (e.g. The Bonifant, Olney Springs). COMMUNITY LIFE. MHP?s provides on-site support services at seven of our larger properties in the County. Services include preschool programs, afterschool homework clubs, and teen programs . NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION. MHP offers a unique community development program that addresses the needs of targeted neighborhoods. MHP focuses its efforts in areas of high need to make infrastructure and social investments to create safe, affordable neighborhoods. Activities include landscaping and beautification, resident leadership training, and creation of resident associations.