Funded – Support 144 Youth Who Read Poorly

Funded: Two Laptops and Blended-Literacy Programs for 144 Youth Cause:  Education, Poverty Project: Five Young Philanthropists activated their networks to fund a $2,000 grant to purchase an online literacy tool and two laptops for Potomac Charter Lighthouse School.  Their gift assisted 144 youth who were in need of a more effective reading curricula.  Ninety percent (90%) of children receive free and reduced lunch, and the school is ranked 16th out of 117 DC public schools.  Help boost this schools reading levels by donating to provide valuable literacy tool. Impact: 144 students receive...

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Funded – Be the “ISH” for 25 DC Ward 5 Youth

Funded: Student Gardens for 25 Under-served DC Ward 5 Youth ($2,000 Donated) Cause:  Health Project: Five Young Philanthropists crowd-funded a  grant for $2,074 grant to support Institute for Student Health (ISH).  The ISH is a hands-on learning program that involves 25 under-served children living in DC Ward 5 in growing their own produce gardens.  Students participating learn not only how to grow healthy food but also cook healthy food and store it for longer use.  Impact: 25 Youth that live in low to no-income neighborhoods will learn how to grow and prepare healthy food Young...

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Funded – Send 3 Homeless Children to Camp

Funded – Send 3 Homeless Children to Summer Camp  Cause:  Poverty Project:  Five Young Philanthropists crowd-funded a $2,000 grant to Homeless Children’s Playtime Project.  The grant will be used send three children experiencing homelessness to YMCA’s Camp Letts in Edgewater, Maryland.  Currently, 586 children call DC General Emergency Family Shelter Home. This team will work to create avenues of opportunities for some of these youth. Impact:  Three homeless youth go to summer camp! Young Philanthropists Participating: Joseph Kitchen, Tiffanie Wagner, Angelique Moss, Damita...

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Funded: 40 Food Baskets Donated to Ward 7 Families

Funded – 40 Food Baskets to Families Living in DC’s Ward 7 (Boots on the Ground)  Cause: Poverty Project:  According to the Food & Research Action Center, DC’s Ward 7 & 8 is ranked #1 among cities who have the most families (with children) who experience food insecurity.  Thirty-seven point four percent (or 37.4%) of DC families with children report not being able to afford enough food to feed their families.  The Capital Cause Giving Circles Team – Boots on the Ground – used their fundraising skills to assist with reducing the problem of hunger in...

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Complete – Assist EnjoyReading with Corporate Development

Complete: Assist EnjoyReading with Developing Corporate Outreach Materials Cause: Poverty Project:  Assist EnjoyReading – a DC Ward 8 nonprofit that builds book rooms in the schools that have no (or non-functioning) libraries – with developing corporate outreach materials in order to place them at a more competitive advantage when applying for grants.  The Giving Circles Project was completed May 5, 2012. Impact: Team developed the corporate outreach packet, website graphics, promotional video Young Philanthropists Participating:  Ja’Net Lyons, Lionel Ifill, Nina Smith,...

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Complete – Help Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy with School Accreditation

Complete:  Help Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy with Completing Phase 1 (out of 3) of their Accreditation Process Cause:  Education, Poverty Project: Four Young Philanthropists worked to assist Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy with gaining their accreditation by working with staff to determine to what extent the school is meeting their nine core standards; their work satisfied the requirements for Phase 1 (out of 3) for this school to obtain their accreditation. Impact: The school completed Phase I of their accreditation. Young Philanthropists Participating:  Daphne Charles, Monica...

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