Everybody Wins DC

Everybody Wins DC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives through shared reading. The idea behind our mission is simple and straightforward, yet it brings about powerful change: by connecting a child with a caring adult over a book, Everybody's lives get better - Everybody wins!

Our History

Everybody Wins DC was founded in March 1995 after Senator James Jeffords (R-VT) and Senator Paul Simon (D-IL) brought together a bipartisan coalition of 130 Senators and Senate staff to launch a reading-based mentoring program – Power Lunch – at Brent Elementary School. 

Modeled after a similar program started a few years earlier in New York City, Senators Jeffords and Simon saw Power Lunch as a meaningful way to help support students in need attending a public elementary school just a few blocks from the Capitol Building.  

Now 25 years later, Everybody Wins DC brings shared reading programs to students in 12 elementary schools across Washington DC and Virginia and has made a lasting impact on a generation of students and volunteers.

Everybody Wins DC Staff

Executive Director

Director of Programs


David Wilks


Program Manager

Volunteer & Partnership Manager

Communications Associate

Board of Directors


Arielle Elliott

Chair Elect

Bloomberg Government

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Amy Bess

Vice Chair 

Vedder Price P.C.

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Amy Andryszak


Ogilvy Government Relations

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Bruce Dubinsky


Duff & Phelps


Ryan Cunningham


Jill Sommers


Mark D. Young


Andrew Mitchell

Cunningham Strategic Communications

Potomak Global Partners

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Dembo Jones

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Barbara Faculjak

Minerva Marketing

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John Fish

Retired Government Relations Professional

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Richard I. Mintz

The Harbour Group


Kate Fulton


2019-2020 Partners

  • Acumen LLC/The Sphere Institute
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • American Chemistry Council
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Health Care Association
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • American University
  • APCO Worldwide
  • Architect of the Capitol
  • Arlington County Government, DHS
  • Arlington County Police Department
  • AT&T
  • Atlantic Media
  • Baker Donelson
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Capital One
  • Capitol Hill Village
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC)
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • Charles River Associates
  • Commonwealth Strategic Partners
  • Office of Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17)
  • Cornerstone Research
  • Council of the District of Columbia
  • Credence Management Solutions, LLC
  • Credential Engine (formerly Data Quality Campaign)
  • CTIA
  • Cunningham Strategic Communications, LLC
  • DC Department of Motor Vehicles
  • DC Housing Authority
  • DC Office of the Attorney General
  • DC Water
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Dentons
  • Development Resources, inc.
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Duff & Phelps
  • Dyson Capital Advisors
  • EAB
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Everybody Wins DC
  • Fannie Mae
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • FHI 360
  • First Book
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • FRESHFARM FoodPrints
  • Gensler
  • Georgetown University
  • Glover Park Group
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • IHS Markit
  • IMPAQ International
  • JetBlue
  • Kaiser Permanente DC
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Library of Congress
  • McGuireWoods
  • McKesson Corporation
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Minerva Marketing
  • Monumental Sports and Entertainment
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Nando's Peri- Peri USA
  • National Education Association
  • National Geographic Partners
  • NowThis
  • Office of Representative Conor Lamb (D-PA-17)
  • Office of Representative Darin LaHood (R-IL-18)
  • Office of Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX-34)
  • Office of Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-18)
  • Office of Representative Peter Welch (D-VT At-Large)
  • Office of Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA-17)
  • Office of Representative Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24)
  • Office of Representative Stephen F. Lynch (MA-8)
  • Office of Representative William R. Keating (D-MA)
  • Office of Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
  • Office of Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)
  • Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
  • Office of Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
  • Office of Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Office of Senator John Kennedy (R-LA)
  • Office of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
  • Office of Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
  • Office of Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
  • Office of Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer for the District (OCFO)
  • Ogilvy Government Relations
  • ONE
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC
  • Paragon Property Development, Inc.
  • Partnership for Public Service
  • Peace Corps
  • Pharmaceutical Law Group PC
  • Pipe Line Contractors Association
  • Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, PC
  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers
  • Public Justice
  • Revenue Solutions, Inc.
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • SimCorp
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Skyword
  • Studios Architecture
  • The Advisory Board Company/Optum
  • The Aspen Institute
  • The Harbour Group, LLC
  • The Washington Post
  • Three Day Rule
  • Tracfone Wireless
  • U.S. African Development Foundation
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Stars and Stripes
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security
  • U.S. House Committee on Rules
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel
  • U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms
  • UAE Strategies
  • United Way Worldwide
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • USAF
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Vedder Price PC
  • Venable LLP DC
  • Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • West, Lane & Schlager Realty
  • White & Case LLP
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Wipro
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • WUSA9
  • Zimmer Biomet

Our Schools


Everybody Wins DC serves students in 12 elementary schools across the

Washington DC metropolitan area. 11 in Washington DC and 1 in Arlington, Virginia.

For a list of participating schools and the Power Lunch reading schedule, click the button below.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter and resume.

Please include the position in the subject line. Email: jobs@everybodywinsdc.org

2018-2019 EWDC shared reading report

Since 1995, EWDC has been improving outcomes for students, schools, and communities through the power of shared reading. Last year alone, EWDC worked with 120 partner organizations to provide mentors to 500 students at 11 elementary schools and gave away over 4,000 books to children of all ages.

But that’s not all we’ve done. Check out our 2018-2019 accomplishments in our first ever Shared Reading Report.