Everybody Wins! DC News & Event Archives for 2016

EW!DC Welcomes Redskins Celebrities to Savoy Elementary

By EW!DC / Published: 12/06/2016

The students of Savoy Elementary cheered as Everybody Wins! DC surprised them with a special reading event with Redskins players: Houston Bates, Lee Hightower, Arie Kouandijo, Anthony Lanier II, Isaiah Williams, Redskins alumnus, Ravin Caldwell, and Redskins Cheerleaders Masako and Kara. EW!DC teamed up with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation to host this event which benefited all 4th and 5th grade students at the school, as well as those students in EW!DC's Power Lunch program.

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Dr. Molly Teas Named Executive Director of Everybody Wins! DC

By EW!DC / Published: 11/28/2016

Washington, DC, November 28, 2016 - The Board of Directors of Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Molly Teas has been named the new Executive Director.



Molly will be responsible for working with the Board and leading the staff to deliver on EW!DC's mission of promoting children's literacy and a love of learning through shared reading experiences with caring individuals, supporting the organization's long-term financial sustainability, and building public awareness and support for EW!DC's work. She brings extensive leadership experience in the nonprofit sector and in bringing about sustainable change through innovative education approaches.

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EW!DC Teams Up with Firms for 10th Annual Lawyers for Literacy

By EW!DC / Published: 11/17/2016

On Wednesday, November 16th, Everybody Wins! DC (EW! DC) hosted our Tenth Annual Lawyers for Literacy Trivia Challenge at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Nine teams from many of the area's leading law firms competed to win title of Litterae Magister (Master of Literacy). DC Quizzomaster, Neal Racioppo, asked a range of challenging questions on subjects ranging from sports and literature, to the marital history of some noted TV hosts.

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EW!DC Gala Celebration 2017 (opens in new tab/window)

By EW!DC / Published: 11/01/2016

Microsoft Steps Up to Support EW!DC

By EW!DC / Published: 10/12/2016

On Tuesday, October 11th, nearly 60 students from School Without Walls at Francis Stevens (SWWFS), a public school in Northwest Washington received a special distribution of backpacks, school supplies, and books courtesy of Microsoft. All the students are participants in the Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) Power Lunch program, a literacy program that promotes the love of reading through a one-on-one mentoring relationship.

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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!"