Grant to Support the Power Lunch Program at Ross Elementary School
[District of Columbia- June 28, 2011] Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) is pleased to announce that it will receive a $25,000 grant through The Washington Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, to support the Power Lunch Program at Ross Elementary School (1730 R Street, NW) for the 2011-2012 school year. The innovative Power Lunch program pairs underserved students with Reading Mentors to instill a love of reading and learning and foster a sense of self-esteem.
The Washington Post Charities, in partnership with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is dedicated to increasing educational opportunities available for at-risk youth and teens in the Greater Washington Region.
EW!DC’s Executive Director Mary Salander stated, “The generosity of The Washington Post Charities will allow 80 students at Ross Elementary to benefit from the magic of a one-on-one mentoring relationship as well as assisting us to reach nearly 4,000 students across the Washington Metropolitan Area. For the past 15 years, between 30 to 70 volunteers annually from The Washington Post have generously donated their time as Reading Mentors to instill a passion for reading and learning in our students. EW!DC is grateful for the support of The Washington Post Charities, The Washington Post and their employees”.
For more information on The Washington Post Charities, visit www.washingtonpostcharities.com.
To learn more about EW!DC’s Power Lunch program at Ross Elementary or how to get involved with any conveniently located Power Lunch program in the Washington Metropolitan Area, please contact EW!DC’s Operations Manager, Vinny Hughes, at 202.216.9467 ext 203 or at email@example.com.
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