River East Emerging Leaders

"The purpose of the River East Emerging Leaders is to engage and empower residents from Washington D.C.'s Ward 7 & 8 (River East) communities in order to: Foster, participate in, and encourage, educational, cultural, charitable, civic, and leadership development and participation in River East and surrounding communities; Develop public-private partnerships to provide needed services and programs for residents in River East; Assist and promote economic growth and investment in the River East community."

Institute for Educational Leadership

For a half-century, the Institute for Educational Leadership has championed the need for leaders at all levels to shake off their institutional constraints and work across boundaries to address the needs of young people and their families. Bound by no constituency, IEL serves as a catalyst that helps policymakers, administrators, and practitioners at all levels to bridge bureaucratic silos and undo gridlock to improve outcomes for all young people and their families.

Website: http://iel.org/

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DC Prevention Center

 The Ward 1 & 2 DC Prevention Center (DCPC) serves as a dynamic hub that engages, supports, and helps connect the many community elements that are needed for promoting healthy children, youth, and families as well as a drug-free District of Columbia.

The DCPC is designed to strengthen and mobilize communities to prevent substance abuse amongst youth in Wards 1 and 2 by:

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Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) is to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive,
civic-minded, responsible adults.

In partnership with the Metropolitan Police Department, the DC Region provides youth ages 5 to 18 with high-impact, affordable programs and caring adult mentorship to keep kids on the path to great futures, emphasizing academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

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DC Alliance of Youth Advocates

The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) is a coalition of youth-engaged organizations, youth and concerned residents formed to ensure that all children and youth in the District of Columbia have access to high-quality and affordable developmental opportunities. We accomplish this mission by crafting policy recommendations, providing structured advocacy opportunities for our members and allies, networking and empowering youth.

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The Young Activist Club

Website: http://youngactivistclub.org/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/YoungActivistClub

The Young Activist Club, based in Takoma Park, Maryland, is working to eliminate single-use disposable polystyrene lunch trays at the Piney Branch Elementary School, a public school in the Montgomery County, Maryland school district. We are 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at PBES as well as 6th and 7th graders from Takoma and Eastern Middle Schools. 

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Atlas Performing Arts Center

Atlas Performing Arts Center is a youth development organization that uses the performing arts to develop the skills, talents, and confidence of young people to promote cross-cultural understanding, conflict resolution, and violence prevention. Participants in Atlas Performing Arts Center DC develop meaningful relationships with people from backgrounds they may never have encountered before, shattering stereotypes and creating possibilities.

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Alliance of Concerned Men

The Alliance of Concerned Men’s (ACM) philosophy promotes understanding, peace, and harmony, which will benefit society as a whole by impacting crime, preventing the mistreatment of inmates, decreasing recidivism, and promoting better understanding of justice in our society. ACM’s philosophy stresses the use of nonviolent means to resolve conflicts, respect for the property of others, the sanctity of life, peace, forgiveness, humility, and integrity.

They are always looking for volunteers.

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Access Youth, INC.

ACCESS Youth , INC. recognizes the unlimited potential of each child and provides youth with access to resources, support, and services that empower them to transform themselves and make life choices that positively impact their future.

Website: http://accessyouthinc.org/
Contact: Jodi Ovca, Founder and Executive Director
Fax: 202.747.2907

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DC Childcare Collective

Email: dckids@gmail.com.

Website: www.dcchildcarecollective.org

The DC Childcare Collective has been providing childcare to parents involved in social justice activism in DC since the summer of 2005. The Collective came together at the suggestion of community organizers working on campaigns involving tenant’s rights, privatization of public spaces in DC, and affordable, high quality childcare for all.

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