2017 Greater Washington Micro Project Roster
Art Enables is a studio, an art gallery and vocational arts program 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.
Art Enables is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project.
BEST Kids empowers youth in foster care to build better futures by developing and supporting one-on-one, community-based mentoring relationships for youth in DC’s child welfare system.
BEST Kids is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
BUILD METRO DC
BUILD DC ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college, and career success through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning. BUILD’s unique program offers students a four year entrepreneurship experience designed to reinforce the Common Core and develop 21st century skills.
BUILD DC is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
CAPITAL AREA ASSET BUILDERS (CAAB)
CAAB’s mission is to empower low and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC area to take control of their finances, increase their savings, and build wealth for a better future. CAAB offers financial education, matched savings and consumer education programs as well as free tax preparation. CAAB also advocates for public policies that support all people’s efforts to save money and become financially stable and self-sufficient.
CAAB is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
Capitol Post’s mission is to serve as the platform for military veterans and spouses growing sustainable and scalable businesses or transitioning into new careers. Capitol Post provides training, support, space, and connections to help veterans to become entrepreneurs, join start-ups, small business, and corporations and to ultimately find one’s best career.
Capitol Post is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project.
COMMON GOOD CITY FARM
Common Good City Farm works to create a vibrant, informed, and well-nourished community through urban farming. Common Good City Farm provides low-income and area residents with access to healthy produce, youth education and employment programs, and adult farm-based educational sessions.
Common Good City Farm is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
CONSTELLATION THEATRE COMPANY
Constellation Theatre Company works to spark curiosity and imagination with plays from all over the world that feature visual spectacle, original music, dynamic movement and passionate acting ensembles. Constellation Theatre focuses on plays in the genres of fantasy, farce, and epic adventure.
Constellation Theatre Company is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
DANA TAI SOON BURGESS DANCE COMPANY
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company’s mission is to create and perform new modern dance choreographies that sensitively illuminate the multi-faceted American landscape, bridging cultures and connecting shared human experiences. The company travels as a U.S. State Department cultural envoy, conducts local performances, and provides educational programming to local school partners.
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project.
DC DIAPER BANK
DC Diaper Bank works to strengthen families by providing a reliable supply of free diapers and other hygiene essentials to families in need living in the DC metro area. Through their Baby Panty and DC Diaper Bank Distribution Partner Network, DC Diaper Bank connects families to essential social services.
DC Diaper bank is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project.
FAT AND GREASY CITIZENS BRIGADE
The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade brings free outdoor productions of the works of William Shakespeare to the DC community each summer.
Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade is seeking an INCUBATOR project.
FATHER MCKENNA CENTER
The Father McKenna Center’s mission is to meet the immediate needs of the poor and homeless by providing food, shelter, clothing and services to support their journey toward stability and productivity. The Center provides a day program for men struggling with homelessness, conducts a hypothermia outreach program, and runs a food pantry.
Father McKenna Center is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project.
GIRLS ROCK! DC
With a base in music education, Girls Rock! DC aims to create a supportive, inclusive, and creative space for girls to develop their self-confidence, build community, stand up, and rock out. Girls Rock! runs a summer camp for girls ages 8-18, an after-school program in partnership with local DC-area schools, and a rock camp for adults.
Girls Rock! DC is seeking an INCUBATOR project.
HORIZONS GREATER WASHINGTON
Horizons Greater Washington develops public-private partnerships between independent and public school communities to empower economically disadvantaged students to realize their full potential. Horizons offers a six-week summer enrichment program and Saturday school year program on independent school campuses in the greater Washington region.
Horizons Greater Washington is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project.
Life Asset’s mission is to help alleviate poverty in Washington, DC by empowering people through affordable financial products, services, and education. Life Asset provides microloans, training, business opportunities, and retail space to small businesses that might not otherwise be able to acquire these services.
Life Asset is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
MetroStage is a professional not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to producing an eclectic season of contemporary plays and musicals that are chosen to enrich, enlighten and entertain, and that reflect the diverse population of the Washington metropolitan area. MetroStage presents original, challenging, and innovative work: work that is unpredictable and nontraditional, work that tells a compelling story and showcases remarkable talent.
MetroStage is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project.
ONE WORLD EDUCATION
One World Education’s mission is to improve research, writing, and presentation skills for middle school and high school students to advance skills critical for college and career success. The organization’s signature program serves grades 5 through 12 and offers schools month-long, grade-level units that include Common Core-aligned curriculum, student journals, professional development, and evaluation.
One World Education is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
Pointless Theatre Company is dedicated to creating bold, visceral, and affordable spectacles that gleefully smash the traditional boundaries between puppetry, theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts. Company members strive to have no artistic boundaries or limitations, and an ensemble approach to creating theatre through play and improvisation informs their work.
Pointless Theatre is seeking an INCUBATOR project.
Southeast Ministry is a grassroots social justice ministry that listens to the needs of the community and develops culturally sensitive education programs that address the root causes of social problems including poverty, illiteracy, and violence. Southeast Ministry provides GED-preparation, job readiness, and other programs that build self-esteem, transform lives, and help those involved realize their full potential.
Southeast Ministry is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
SPOOKY ACTION THEATER
Spooky Action Theater’s mission is to recharge its audience’s imaginative, intuitive, emotional core and rekindle its shared consciousness, linking artists and audience. Spooky Action presents high quality mainstage production, provides opportunities for local playwrights to grow and strengthen their work, and offers an educational enrichment program for local DCPS elementary students.
Spooky Action Theater is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project.
Step Afrika! Promotes an appreciation for the tradition stepping and its use as an educational, motivational, and healthy tool for young people through arts education activities, international cultural exchange programs and performances world-wide.
Step Afrika! Is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project.
STONE SOUP FILMS
Stone Soup organizes professional talent to produce pro bono films that help nonprofits communicate more effectively. Stone Soup offers strategic communications, distribution, and marketing consulting, as well as workshops for the nonprofit community and professional short films/videos for their clients.
Stone Soup is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
Theatre Prometheus explores and promotes women-focused, diverse narratives. The Theatre is committed to providing opportunities to local artists, creating productions both by and for the community.
Theatre Prometheus is seeking an INCUBATOR project.
Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness by providing vulnerable individuals with a comprehensive range of services to help stabilize their lives. Thrive DC offers twice-daily meals, distribution of personal care/hygiene supplies, substance abuse counseling, case management services, and re-entry services for previously incarcerated women, among others.
Thrive DC is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
VOICES FOR A SECOND CHANCE
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 into the community. VSC offers a wide range of supportive services beginning on an individual’s first day of incarceration and extending at least 12 months post-release.
Voices for a Second Chance is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project.
WASHINGTON INNER CITY LACROSS FOUNDATION (WINNERS LACROSSE)
WINNERS uses character based education and the sport of lacrosse as vehicles to teach life skills to boys and girls from the inner city neighborhoods of Washington, DC. WINNERS offers elementary and middle school lacrosse leagues, summer camps, and lacrosse clinics at various sites throughout the district.
WINNERS Lacrosse is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project.
WE HAPPY FEW PRODUCTIONS
We Happy Few’s mission is to present stripped-down, small cast, ensemble productions with a group of talented artists, providing unique perspectives on classic texts. We Happy Few offers full productions, exploratory public readings, and ongoing collaborative meetings and artist salons.
We Happy Few Productions is seeking an INCUBATOR project.
The Welders is a DC-based playwrights’ collective whose mission is to establish an evolving, alternative platform for play development and production. The Welders produce theatrical works by DC playwrights and strive to create significant direct engagement between artists and members of the community.
The Welders is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project.
WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP & LEARNING
WILL’s mission is to provide diverse growth experiences and challenging learning opportunities to inspire and assist youth to make good decisions, become effective leaders, and achieve their goals. WILL is a highly interactive 12-month, experiential-learning, youth-leadership, and life-skill-development program for 9th – 11th graders primarily in Wards 1, 6, 7, and 8.
WILL is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Yachad brings communities together to preserve affordable housing and revitalize neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia and the metropolitan area, mobilizing volunteers, investing financial resources, and working together to transform people and properties.
Yachad is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.