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2015 Greater Washington Micro Project Roster

 

826DC
Washington, DC
http://826dc.org

826DC supports students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and helps teachers inspire their students to write. Strategic Marketing.

ARCADIA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD & AGRICULTURE
Alexandria, VA
http://www.arcadiafood.org

Arcadia’s mission is to create a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area.  Arcadia manages four distinct programs that engage consumers, farmers, schools, and institutions. Board Development.

ART ENABLES
Washington, DC
http://art-enables.org

Art Enables is a studio and gallery for emerging artists with developmental disabilities. Art Enables provides the resources and support needed to help them become visual artists and to exhibit and sell their artwork. Funding Strategy.

BANISHED? PRODUCTIONS
Washington, DC
http://banishedproductions.org

banished? productions is an avant-pop performance company that generates immersive interdisciplinary art experiences. It culls from multiple artistic expressions that play with text and form to explore the art of narration. Incubator.

BEST KIDS, INC.
Washington, DC
http://www.bestkids.org

BEST Kids seeks to promote better futures for youth in DC’s child welfare system by developing and supporting one-on-one mentoring relationships between the youth and caring, consistent adults. Board Development.

CHESS CHALLENGE IN DC
Washington, DC
http://chesschallengeindc.org

Chess Challenge in DC seeks to promote the academic, social, and leadership development of under-served youth in the District of Columbia. Strategic Marketing.

COALITION FOR SMARTER GROWTH
Washington, DC
http://www.smartergrowth.net

The Coalition for Smarter Growth’s mission is to promote walkable, inclusive and transit-oriented communities to make those communities flourish. Strategic Alignment.

CULTURE SHOCK ® WASHINGTON, DC
Washington, DC
http://cultureshockdc.org

Culture Shock DC is a Hip Hop dance organization dedicated to innovative performance, artist development, and community enrichment, revealing the power and beauty of Hip Hop to diverse audiences. Incubator.

THE DANCE INSTITUTE OF WASHINGTON
Washington, DC
http://www.danceinstitutewa.org

The Dance Institute of Washington is a dance education institution that provides children and youth the opportunity to develop artistically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually through the discipline of dance. Funding Strategy.

DC LAWYERS FOR YOUTH
Washington, DC
http://www.dcly.org

DC Lawyers for Youth seeks to improve the DC juvenile justice system by advocating for reforms that promote positive youth development, effective legal representation, and supportive relationships between the community and DC’s youth. Funding Strategy.

EMPOWER DC
Washington, DC
http://www.empowerdc.org

The Empower DC mission is to enhance, improve, and promote the self-advocacy of low-and moderate-income DC residents to bring about sustained improvements in their quality of life through grassroots organizing and trainings, leadership development, and community education. Funding Strategy.

THE FATHER MCKENNA CENTER
Washington, DC
http://www.fathermckennacenter.org

The Father McKenna Center’s mission is to meet the immediate needs of the poor and homeless to help them reclaim their lives. Strategic Marketing.

FREE MINDS BOOK CLUB & WRITING WORKSHOP
Washington, DC
http://freemindsbookclub.org

Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support for DC youth incarcerated as adults.  Free Minds provides opportunities for creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach. Funding Strategy.

GIRLS ON THE RUN – DC
Washington, DC
http://www.gotrdc.org

The Girls on the Run mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using an experience-based curriculum, which integrates running. Strategic Alignment.

HEALTHY BABIES PROJECT, INC.
Washington, DC
http://www.healthybabiesproject.org

Healthy Babies Project helps at-risk DC women and families have pregnancy support, develop parenting skills, and move out of the cycle of poverty. Board Development.

HORIZONS GREATER WASHINGTON
Washington, DC
http://www.horizonsgreaterwashington.org

Horizons Greater Washington develops public-private partnerships between independent and public school communities to empower economically disadvantaged students to realize their full potential. Strategic Alignment.

KEEGAN THEATRE
Washington, DC
http://keegantheatre.com

Keegan Theatre produces classic and modern plays and musicals exploring the human condition in an intimate setting. Strategic Alignment.

KEYS FOR THE HOMELESS
Washington, DC
http://keysforthehomeless.org

KEYS procures no-longer-needed goods and supplies from hotels, restaurants, and other concerned businesses and provides these items, at no cost, to those living in poverty. Funding Strategy.

LIFE ASSET, INC.
Washington, DC
http://www.lifeasset.org

Life Asset’s mission is to help alleviate poverty in Washington, DC by empowering people through affordable financial products, services, and education.  Funding Strategy.

LIFT-DC
Washington, DC
http://www.liftcommunities.org/washington-dc

LIFT-DC’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being.  LIFT-DC works to establish new solutions in the fight against poverty by building the strong personal, social, and financial foundations that people need to get ahead. Strategic Alignment.

LIVE IT LEARN IT
Washington, DC
http://www.liveitlearnit.org

Live It Learn It’s mission is to boost academic achievement through classroom lessons and academically-focused trips to DC’s historical, cultural, and environmental resources. Funding Strategy.

NEW COMMUNITY FOR CHILDREN
Washington, DC
http://ncfc-dc.org

NCFC provides children and youth with learning experiences that build up their academic, social, and creative skills through daily after-school and summer programs. Funding Strategy.

PEN/ FAULKNER FOUNDATION
Washington, DC
http://www.penfaulkner.org

The mission of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation is to build audiences for literature in order to foster a literate and creative society. Funding Strategy.

REACH INCORPORATED
Washington, DC
http://www.reachincorporated.org

Reach Incorporated develops confident, grade-level readers and capable leaders by training teens to reach younger students, creating academic benefit for all involved. Strategic Alignment.

SAMARITAN MINISTRY OF GREATER WASHINGTON
Washington, DC
http://www.samaritanministry.org

Samaritan Ministry is a community partnership that brings together homeless people and others in need in Greater Washington, with support and volunteers from different churches in a joint effort to improve lives. Strategic Alignment.

SOUTHEAST MINISTRY
Washington, DC
http://southeastministrydc.org

Southeast Ministry is a social justice agency that uses resources of African-American culture to foster self-development among low-income persons in Southeast Washington. Funding Strategy.

STEP AFRIKA!
Washington, DC
http://www.stepafrika.org

Step Afrika! promotes an appreciation for the tradition of stepping and its use as an educational, motivational, and healthy tool for young people through arts education activities, cultural exchange programs and performances. Strategic Alignment.

STONE SOUP FILMS
Washington, DC
http://www.stonesoupfilms.org

Stone Soup organizes professional talent to produce pro bono films that help nonprofits communicate more effectively.  Funding Strategy.

STREET SENSE
Washington, DC
http://streetsense.org

Street Sense’s mission is to offer economic opportunities for people experiencing homelessness through a bi-weekly street newspaper that elevates voices and encourages debate on poverty and injustice. Funding Strategy.

TEENS RUN DC
Washington, DC
http://www.teensrundc.org

Teens Run DC promotes the physical, social, and emotional well-being of underserved youth through a mentoring and distance running program. Funding Strategy.

TURNING THE PAGE
Washington, DC
http://www.turningthepage.org

Turning the Page works to ensure that D.C. students receive valuable educational resources and a high-quality public education.  Strategic Marketing.

VOICES FOR A SECOND CHANCE
Washington, DC
http://www.vscdc.org

Voices for a Second Chance empowers the incarcerated and newly-released to create, maintain and strengthen family and community ties so they are better prepared for a successful transition back into the community.  Strategic Alignment.

THE WASHINGTON LITERACY CENTER
Washington, DC
http://washingtonliteracycenter.org

The mission of the Washington Literacy Center is to raise the literacy level of adults such that they may function on the job, in the family and in society.  Board Development.

THE WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD
Washington, DC
http://stageguild.org

The Washington Stage Guild produces eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit – plays from all periods of world drama enacted by a classical ensemble with a contemporary sensibility. Strategic Marketing.

WORD BEATS & LIFE
Washington, DC
http://wblinc.org

Words Beats & Life transforms individual lives and whole communities through hip-hop. Funding Strategy.

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