Our Mission

Who We Serve

Everybody Wins DC (EWDC) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to improving lives through shared reading.

We mentor students in 12 elementary schools
across the Washington DC metropolitan area.

What's New at Everybody Wins DC

School Year 2018-2019 Impact

Hours Read
Books Distributed

Power Lunch - Love of Shared Reading

Our shared reading program connects elementary school students with caring volunteers to read together once a week during the students' lunch hour. No curriculum, no lesson plans. Just spending quality time together, reading books they enjoy.

Here’s what some of our 2018-2019

Power Lunch mentors said about their year:

I think that for many students whose parents may not be able to read to them, the connection with another adult reading and discussing a book in a non-academic authority (e.g., a teacher who assigns grades) sort of way is INCREDIBLY powerful!

Power Lunch extends the range of students' connections.  Relationships formed over food and books have impact months later.  Students can only imagine as far as they can see.  The adults that consistently show up and build relationships with our students are models for literacy and life those students can call up. 

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