Hello world!

There are dozens of educational non-profits nationwide and in the DC area that are in need of volunteers. They need your help!

Nationwide Organizations:
Heart of America= providing children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference
In2Books = e-pal resource for students to help improve reading comprehension

Local Organizations:
Academy of Hope = offers low cost GED and computer resources for adults (children are not the only ones in need!)
BUILD = real-world entrepreneurial experience that empowers youth from under-resourced communities to excel in education, lead in their communities and succeed professionally
Byte Back = provides computer training to under-employed and unemployed adults, and at-risk youth
Commission on the Arts and Humanities = promotes cultural experiences as central to the education of children. Volunteers are needed for the commission’s programs and events
DC Learns = offers students and professionals access to literacy resources in the District and on the web
DC Web Women = supports women in technology and provides role models for young women and girls, which offers opportunities to teach, learn, network, and serve the DC community
Hands On DC = promotes better schools and brighter futures for District students and includes a one-day work-a-thon to improve conditions in the public schools and raise money for college scholarships
Higher Achievement = a year-round academic enrichment program that serves middle school students in the DC Region, by helping them improve their grades, test scores and overall academic behaviors, thereby positioning them for placement into area college preparatory high schools
Spanish Education Development Center = offers free or low-cost English-as-a-second-language (ESL), Spanish and computer classes
Washington Literacy Council = teaches adults who are illiterate or low-literate how to read

Please, please volunteer your time, no matter how small. Whether you help pass out flyers to educate the greater DC community about an upcoming event or open mail for an organization, the smallest contribution of your time will make a difference.

Like DoSomething in Schools (DC Chapter) on Facebook to see upcoming events and different ways to get involved.

Tune in next week to see which organizations I have decided to get involved with!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mr WordPress
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 13:22:19

    Hi, this is a comment.
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  2. Stef Woods
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 23:32:50

    This is a great resource! Does the Center for Community Engagement and Service know about this? (If not, I’m happy to forward it to them.)


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