Everybody Wins! DC News & Event Archives for 2011

Thank You for a Wonderful Summer of Golf

By EW!DC / Published: 11/08/2011

Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) would like to thank all those who supported our annual golf tournaments this summer. The events brought together corporate sponsors, Reading Mentors, congressional staffers and friends for a fun day of competition, contests, and lively raffles. Trophies were awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams, earning them the all-important year-long bragging rights! Funds raised will support EW!DC’s much-needed mentoring and literacy programs.



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Community Organizations Receive $17.3 Million in Grants From Kaiser Permanente

By EW!DC / Published: 11/03/2011

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 675 organizations working for better health in their communities have received a big boost from Kaiser Permanente, which awarded $17.3 million in grants during the third quarter of this year.


A $40,000 contribution was made to Washington, D.C.-based Everybody Wins! for its Power Lunch Program, which promotes children's literacy in low-income neighborhoods. Kaiser Permanente employees are investing one hour each week this school year to serve as mentors to students at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School. The goals of the program are simple: to encourage a child's interest in reading; expand a child's opportunities for success; and facilitate meaningful volunteer contributions.


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Kaiser Permanente Announced as a Lead Mentor Corporate Sponsor

By EW!DC / Published: 10/24/2011


The start of any school year is an exciting time for Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) as staff members, students, Reading Mentors and school administrators gear up for another successful program year. EW!DC is especially excited this year with the opening of a new Power Lunch school, Ludlow-Taylor Elementary in the District of Columbia. Power Lunch expansion is being made possible through a new partnership with Kaiser Permanente.  EW!DC is proud to announce that the total health organization will serve as the Lead Mentor Corporate Sponsor of the Power Lunch program at Ludlow-Taylor.


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Reading Mentor Tips

By EW!DC / Published: 10/21/2011

Mentors want to make the most of their reading time with students.  It can be a challenge to give your student partner the enriched reading experience you are hoping for…especially for students who may be:



The excellent website that accompanies PBS’s Reading Rockets children’s program offers tips to parents that can easily be adapted to the mentoring experience.  Here are a few ideas that can work for you, adapted for the Power Lunch program.



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Expansion of Power Lunch with Support from Kaiser Permanente

By EW!DC / Published: 10/20/2011

WASHINGTON, D.C (Oct. 20, 2011) -- Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) is proud to announce a new partnership with Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States.  The total health organization will serve as the Lead Mentor Corporate Sponsor for Power Lunch, a signature children’s literacy and mentorship program.  Beginning October 24, 2011, students from Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School (659 G. Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002) will be paired with adult volunteer reading partners to encourage reading and enhance the children’s opportunities for success.


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