January’s Mentor Spotlight highlights Nina Belle Mbayu. Nina is an attorney at the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), an independent government agency that provides grants for projects that benefit underserved communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
As a first generation Cameroon-American, who was born in Tokyo, Japan, Nina found being mentored as a 7-year-old in the United States to be an integral part of her growth and understanding of the American experience.
“Having a reading mentor gave me someone to talk to, read with, build my confidence and help me feel more comfortable with getting to know people in a new country.”
November’s Mentor Spotlight highlights Sam Conchuratt. Sam works for the Senate Finance Committee as the assistant to the Democratic staff director. While at work, Sam learned of Everybody Wins’ Power Lunch Program from a colleague who was currently in the program.
Eager to step outside of his political bubble for an hour a week to work with kids, Sam signed up without hesitation. Five years later, Sam continues to serve as a Power Lunch Reading Mentor, impacting the lives of his young mentees each and every week.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Everybody Wins DC celebrated another great year of #PowerLunch mentorship with “Mentor Mixer on the Hill,” hosted by USTelecom – The Broadband Association.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who helped make the 19th Annual AgriBank Ag Open a success on September 4 at Queenstown Harbor Golf Club!
Bring friends and join us Wednesday, September 12, at Solly’s U Street Tavern. It’s the first Mentor Mixer of the school year!
Janice Frey-Angel has joined the staff of Everybody Wins DC as interim executive director. Ms. Frey-Angel brings to EWDC years of experience in helping organizations transition to new leadership. Please join the board and staff in welcoming Ms. Frey-Angel to the organization.
Charity Trivia Night at Solly’s U St Tavern!
Read the May 2018 EWDC Gazette here!
Read the March 2018 EWDC Gazette below!
EW!DC Receives $10,000 Grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to Host ‘Healthy Month’ Initiative in Power Lunch Program
WASHINGTON, D.C (May 12, 2017) — Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) will kick off the Feeling Good About Me! Healthy Month Initiative this week! EW!DC is honored to receive a $10,000 grant from CareFirst to host this wellness and literacy campaign in all 11 of its Power Lunch programs in low-income elementary schools across the Washington Metropolitan Area. All Power Lunch programs will receive health education books for their book carts. Students in six schools – Amidon-Bowen Elementary, Garrison Elementary, Marie Reed Elementary, Savoy Elementary, Thomson Elementary, and Tyler Elementary – will also receive a health education book to take home to add to their personal libraries.
Everybody Wins DC is featured in the Charity Spotlight section of the May 2017 edition of Washington Life. We are so proud to be included in this great magazine. Please visit the digital edition of Washington Life (page 58) to read their “Power of the Page” article about our work.
On Tuesday, March 21, Everybody Wins DC (EWDC) held its 22nd annual gala celebration at the Capital Hilton Hotel to honor their reading mentors and supporters, celebrate their successes and raise critical program funds
Everybody Wins DC’s 22nd Annual Gala celebration was featured in the April 2017 edition of Washington Life Magazine. To see our spread, please follow this link and find our writeup and photos on page 24-25.
January 11, 2017- On Wednesday, representatives from the Department of Education’s White House Liaison Office (WHLO) and the Department of Education presented the Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) Power Lunch program at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School with over 80 new books, collected by employees during a holiday book drive. The books will be added to the Power Lunch bookcarts at Amidon-Bowen where students and their Reading Mentors can enjoy them during their weekly reading sessions.