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WINNERS Lacrosse

WINNERS Lacrosse

Urban EDWINNERS Lacrosse uses lacrosse to help underserved youth ages 5-15 reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible young men and women. All WINNERS programs are free of charge for participants, including equipment. “Before I...

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Urban Ed

Urban Ed

Urban EDAccording to the DC Department of Employment Services, in certain parts of the city there are more jobs available than qualified applicants resulting in high unemployment rates. For example, in Ward 8 the unemployment rate is 14.2% versus...

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Teens Run DC

Teens Run DC

Teens Run DCTeens Run DC promotes the physical, social, and emotional well-being of underserved youth through mentoring and distance running. When Teens Run DC sought out a Fair Chance partnership, their passionate leadership was brimming with ideas...

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School Justice Project

School Justice Project

School Justice ProjectSchool Justice Project is a legal services and advocacy organization serving older students with special education needs who are involved in DC’s justice system. According to Executive Director Claire Blumenson, the Fair Chance...

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Access Youth

Access Youth

Access YouthStudents who are frequently truant or suspended have a greater risk of dropping out of school, being unemployed or becoming incarcerated. In DC, 8,500 students are marked as truant, 5,200 are suspended, and 3,000 are arrested. Access...

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Reach, Incorporated

Reach, Incorporated

Reach, IncorporatedStudent gains mirror improved organizational performance Reach, Incorporated (Reach) was a two-person organization with an innovative approach to addressing literacy when Executive Director Mark Hecker applied for the Fair Chance...

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Project Create

Project Create

Project CreateProject Create provides accessible arts education to promote positive development in children, youth and families experiencing homelessness and poverty. “Project Create was barely holding on after the recession when I came on in 2010,”...

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Healthy Babies Project, Inc.

Healthy Babies Project, Inc.

Healthy Babies Project, Inc.Action plan helps leader dream big and demonstrate effectivenessHealthy Babies Project (HBP) connects high-risk, pregnant DC women and families to health care, social services, shelter, and educational opportunities. HBP...

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