Mentor Clearance

About mentor clearance

To serve as a Power Lunch Reading Mentor, you will need to complete the required Volunteer Clearance process for your preferred school.

Arlington Public schools Clearance

If you plan to read at Key ES in Arlington, your Power Lunch Coordinator will provide you a clearance form to fill out and submit.

District of columbia public schools Clearance

If you plan to read at a DCPS school, there are three things you need to do. Don’t worry, we can help with all of these!

  1. Submit the DCPS Clearance Application: Click HERE to access the DCPS Volunteer Application. If you need more information, here is a link to general info about volunteering in DCPS: www.dcps.dc.gov/page/volunteer-our-schools 
  2. Take a TB test. DCPS requires proof of a negative TB test from within the 12 months before you undergo fingerprinting (see below). If you need to be tested, EWDC offers free TB Clinics for new Reading Mentors. You can also get the test done at your doctor’s office or at certain pharmacies.
  3. Get fingerprinted by DCPS. Once you have your negative TB test result, you must be fingerprinted by DCPS. EWDC hosts DCPS Fingerprinting Clinics throughout the District or you can go to the Fingerprinting Office at DCPS Central Office (1200 First Street NE, 10th Floor), Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Fridays from 8 am - 3 pm.

Clearance clinic

About the clearance clinic

To help make the clearance process a bit easier for our DCPS mentors, EWDC regularly hosts Clearance Clinics so that volunteers can take care of Steps 2 and 3 free of charge! Clinics are a two day process: come by on day 1 to have a nurse administer the TB skin prick test; come back on day 2 to have the nurse check the results and – if cleared – have DCPS fingerprint you right afterward. 

POWER LUNCH VOLUNTEER CLEARAnce clinic 1

Tuesday,  April 30 from 12pm-2pm: Administration of TB Skin Test

Thursday, May 2 from 12pm-3pm: Review of TB Skin Test & DCPS Fingerprinting

CLINIC LOCATION: EWDC Main Office (1420 New York Avenue NW, Suite 650)

NOTE: April 30 is drop in but you need to select an appointment for May 2.


To RSVP, email hjones@everybodywinsdc.org.

POWER LUNCH volunteer CLEARANCE CLINIC 2

Tuesday, May 14 from 12pm-2pm: Administration of TB Skin Test

Thursday, May 16 from 12pm-3pm: Review of TB Skin Test & DCPS Fingerprinting

CLINIC LOCATION: Brent Elementary School (301 North Carolina Ave. SE)

NOTE: May 14 is drop in but you need to select an appointment for May 16.


To RSVP, email hjones@everybodywinsdc.org.