Everybody Wins DC has been improving lives through shared reading experiences in the DC metro area since 1995

Everybody Wins DC has had a strong congressional representation since its inception. Members of the Senate were among the first mentors at Brent Elementary School on Capitol Hill. Sens. Ted Kennedy and Tom Harkin, as well as D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine have been among our Reading Mentors.  Today, Hill staffers are joined by mentors from across the area, representing law firms, leading news and business enterprises, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

What We Do

By pairing local professionals with elementary school students, our Power Lunch program is building the next generation of readers through shared reading experiences. These pairs read together for one hour every week during the school year. Everybody Wins DC  also sponsors the StoryTime program, which gives students the chance to meet children’s book authors and illustrators and receive a copy of their book.

In addition to time spent reading, which our programs provide, we also provide students with new, age-appropriate books, which are another important ingredient for encouraging a love of reading. We provide books for both the mentoring sessions and for the students to take home for their personal libraries.

See our program in action at Thomson Elementary School.