Everybody Wins! DC News & Event Archives for 2009

EW!DC Mentor a Finalist for DC LEARNS Award

By EW!DC / Published: 12/08/2009

EW!DC is proud to announce that Jack Jackson, C-SPAN’s Vice President of Administration and Human Resources and fifteen year Reading Mentor for Everybody Wins! DC, was a finalist for the D.C. LEARN’s Literacy Volunteer Award at the 13th Annual Literacy Awards event on Thursday, December 3, 2009. 


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EW!DC, Redskins Read, and Borders Join Forces

By EW!DC / Published: 12/04/2009

Question: What NFL franchise leads the league in promoting children’s literacy through community involvement and creative partnerships? Here’s a hint, their team colors are burgundy and gold. 


Answer: The Washington Redskins & The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.

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By EW!DC / Published: 12/02/2009

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By EW!DC / Published: 11/24/2009

Chairman Gray Kicks Off 15th Year

By EW!DC / Published: 11/20/2009

Learning experiences come in all shapes and sizes and most often they arrive unexpectedly.  On Thursday, November 5th, DC City Council Chairman Vincent Gray weaved important life lessons while reading Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox to Reading Mentors and students at Thomson Elementary as part of Everybody Wins! DC’s (EW!DC) 15th Anniversary Kick-off event.

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"Seeing her become more confident and her love of reading increase has been such a joy to watch."
"It's mostly fun to read and watch her become such a confident reader and learn to love reading as much as I do. She is one of my best friends."
"When an adult helps a child, it tells that child how special they are. We send a message to the child- you are important to me- that is powerful and undeniable."
"It's a fantastic program, and I think the mentors get as much, if not more, than the student. You meet wonderful kids and have lots of fun."
"When I read, I learn and grow-- you know, like Jack and the Beanstalk kind of growing and that's really big!"
"I wish Everybody Wins was everyday!"