Everybody Wins DC (EWDC) today announced the appointment of Jordi Hutchinson as its new Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Hutchinson will lead the organization in its mission to improve outcomes for students, volunteers, and communities through the power of shared reading. Put simply, EWDC believes that everybody wins when adults read with children.
EWDC’s signature program, Power Lunch, recruits, prepares and places over 600 volunteer mentors in 11 public elementary schools in the District of Columbia and Arlington, VA. Each week throughout the school year, the volunteer mentors read one-on-one with students, helping them build critical literacy and social-emotional skills so that they can succeed both in and out of the classroom.
Mark D. Young, Chairman of the EWDC Board of Directors said:
“Jordi Hutchinson is a dynamic, passionate leader who will inspire new and existing volunteers to serve the deserving children in our schools. With Jordi at the helm, we will continue to reduce our waitlist for children who seek to be matched with a volunteer mentor and to solidify our funding base so that we can maintain our high-quality program for our children, their schools and the community at large. The Board looks forward to working with Jordi to achieve our mutual goals.”
Ms. Hutchinson is no stranger to EWDC and its students, volunteers, and community partners. She currently serves as EWDC’s Director of Programs and led efforts to increase mentor participation. She is also responsible for cultivating new partnerships, managing our team of Power Lunch School Coordinators, developing shared reading materials, and supporting our school communities.
Ms. Hutchinson’s tenure with EWDC dates back to 2015 when she first joined the organization as a Power Lunch School Coordinator at Brent Elementary School where she helped manage our long-time connection with Capitol Hill and the mentors from Congressional offices. Her unique experience at all levels of the organization will serve EWDC well as it honors its first 25 years of service to the community and looks ahead to its next 25 years of shared reading.
“Having served our students and mentors in a variety of settings over the years, I know just how important Power Lunch and all our shared reading programs are to creating an environment that helps students succeed both in and out of the classroom,” said Ms. Hutchinson. “I am excited to take on this new opportunity and help EWDC serve even more students, schools, and communities in need for years to come.”
Ms. Hutchinson comes to EWDC after a career serving the District in a variety of roles, including Chief of Staff to David A. Catania, former member of the Council of the District of Columbia. She also served as Senior Counsel for the Council’s Committee on Education where she managed all legislative, policy and budget matters related to the public education system in the District of Columbia.
Ms. Hutchinson holds a law degree from Fordham University and a master’s degree from The George Washington University. She attended undergrad at Tufts University and lives with her family in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of the District of Columbia. Ms. Hutchinson will begin her new role as Executive Director on July 15, 2019.