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Congressman John Lewis Brings Civil Rights to Life at the Library of Congress

By EW!DC / Published: 12/02/2015

The 6th and 7th grade students from the School Without Walls at Francis Stevens gazed somberly at the photo of a young John Lewis being beaten by police in Selma, Alabama in 1965 as they explored the Civil Rights exhibit at the Library of Congress. After viewing the historical documents, the students heard first-hand accounts of those events from, now Congressman, John Lewis at the Young Readers Center.



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Redskins Player, Alfred Morris, Visits Thomson Elementary

By EW!DC / Published: 11/24/2015

The cafeteria at Thomson Elementary School hummed with excitement as more than 100 students and several Reading Mentors waited for Alfred Morris, a Running Back for the Washington Redskins, as well as two Redskins cheerleaders, to arrive. On Monday, November 23rd, EW!DC partnered with the Redskins Charitable Foundation to host a player reading and Thanksgiving craft for the Power Lunch students at Thomson. This event was a wonderful opportunity for students and mentors to reflect on gratitude this Thanksgiving week. 



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Redskins Player, Alfred Morris, Visits Thomson Elementary

By EW!DC / Published: 11/23/2015

The cafeteria at Thomson Elementary School hummed with excitement as more than 100 students and several Reading Mentors waited for Alfred Morris, a Running Back for the Washington Redskins, as well as two Redskins cheerleaders, to arrive. On Monday, November 23rd, EW!DC partnered with the Redskins Charitable Foundation to host a player reading and Thanksgiving craft for the Power Lunch students at Thomson. This event was a wonderful opportunity for students and mentors to reflect on gratitude this Thanksgiving week. 

 

Morris, with the help of Rachel, a 2nd grader at Thomson, read “Have You Filled A Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud. Students learned how doing and saying nice things for others fills their buckets, while negative actions drain buckets. When Morris asked the students if they wanted to be bucket fillers, he was greeted with a resounding “YES!” from the students. He also asked the students to think about ways they could fill someone’s bucket- telling your mentors ‘thank you,’ playing with your little sister, and holding the door for someone- were just a few of the responses he got.



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PwC Brings Financial Literacy Training to the Students at Savoy Elementary

By EW!DC / Published: 11/20/2015

On Friday, November 29th, Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) partnered with PwC to provide financial literacy workshops to students at Savoy Elementary School.  The workshops were a part of PwC’s Day of Service and utilized the Earn Your Future curriculum developed by PwC. In 2012, PwC launched Earn Your Future (EYF), a five-year, $190 million commitment focused on helping students develop critical financial skills and providing educators with the resources and trainings to teach those skills.

 

 

PwC has also been a longtime supporter of EW!DC. Mentors from PwC began reading at Key Elementary in 2009. For the 2015-2016 school year, PwC has made a $35,000 grant to support the Power Lunch program at Savoy Elementary, EW!DC’s newest Power Lunch school in Ward 8. PwC now has Reading Mentors at both Key and Savoy.



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Area Law Firms Come Together at Everybody Wins! DCís 9th Annual Lawyers for Literacy Trivia Challenge

By EW!DC / Published: 11/16/2015

On Thursday, November 19th, Everybody Wins! DC (EW! DC) hosted our Ninth Annual Lawyers for Literacy Trivia Challenge at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Thirteen teams from many of the area’s leading law firms competed to win title of Litterae Magister (Master of Literacy). DC Quizzomaster, Neal Racioppo, asked a range of challenging questions on subjects ranging from history, sports, and pop culture, to business incorporation laws.

 

EW!DC’s Board Chairman, Mark Director, also a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, kicked off the evening by saying, “This event always brings fun, but vigorous, competition in support of a great cause. My colleagues in the [legal] field will understand that taking time to read with a child will be the best hour of your week.” 



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