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 Development

Director of Programs


David Wilks


Program Manager

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


2018-2019 Partners

Congressional Partners

  • House Appropriations Committee-Democrat
  • House Committee on Homeland Security
  • House Natural Resources Committee
  • Office of Representative Conor Lamb (D-PA-17)
  • Office of Representative Darin LaHood (R-IL-18)
  • Office of Representative Drew Ferguson (R-GA-3)
  • Office of Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX-34)
  • Office of Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT-1)
  • Office of Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY-5)
  • Office of Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX-8)
  • Office of Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY)
  • Office of Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-18)
  • Office of Representative Pete Olson (R-TX-22)
  • Office of Representative Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12)
  • Office of Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17)
  • Office of Representative Stephen F. Lynch (MA-8)
  • Office of Representative Tom Cole (R-OK-04)
  • Office of Representative Troy Balderson (OH-12)
  • Office of Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
  • Office of Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)
  • Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
  • Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
  • Office of Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Office of Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
  • Office of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
  • Office of Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
  • Office of Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ)
  • Office of Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY)
  • Office of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
  • Office of Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • Office of Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
  • Office of Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)
  • Senate Commerce Committee
  • Senate Finance Committee
  • Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

Organizational Partners

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Architect of the Capitol
  • Arlington County Police Department
  • AT&T
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Brookings
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Capitol Hill Village
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC)
  • Charles River Associates
  • Cornerstone Research
  • Credence Management Solutions, LLC
  • CTIA
  • Cunningham Strategic Communications, LLC
  • D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
  • DC Council
  • DC Office of Campaign Finance
  • DC Water
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Dentons
  • Development Resources, inc.
  • DowntownDC BID
  • Dyson Capital Advisors
  • EAB
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Everybody Wins! DC
  • FHI 360
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • IHS Markit
  • IMPAQ International
  • Kaiser Permanente DC
  • Library of Congress
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Monumental Sports and Entertainment
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • National Education Association
  • National Geographic Partners
  • National Geographic Society
  • ONE
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC
  • Peace Corps
  • Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, PC
  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers
  • Recording Industry Association
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • The American Association of University Women
  • The Aspen Institute
  • The Harbour Group, LLC
  • The Washington Post
  • Tracfone Wireless
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Office of Trade
  • U.S. Department of Defense Joint Staff
  • 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 Justice
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel
  • UAE Strategies
  • United Way Worldwide
  • US African Development Foundation
  • Venable LLP DC
  • Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • World Wildlife Fund

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.