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Everybody Wins! DC Partners with Coaching for Literacy and the Washington Wizards for the Assistant Coach Program

By EW!DC / Published: 03/22/2016

Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) has been selected by Coaching for Literacy (CFL) as the beneficiary of their Assistant Coach Program.  CFL has partnered with the Washington Wizards to offer this unique philanthropic experience. The Wizards provide two premium tickets to Coaching for Literacy for two particular games. CFL then gives Wizards fans the opportunity to make a donation to local literacy efforts in exchange for the premium tickets. The donors enjoy an amazing experience with their favorite team and CFL allocates the funds to its local literacy partner – Everybody Wins! D.C. The Wizards will host CFL’s Assistant Coach Program twice this season- on January 16th and again on March 23rd

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Everybody Wins! DC Celebrates Literacy At 21st Annual Gala

By EW!DC / Published: 03/10/2016

On Tuesday, March 8th, Everybody Wins! DC (EW! DC), the largest children’s mentoring and literacy non-profit in the Washington Metropolitan Area, held its 21st annual gala celebration at the Capital Hilton Hotel to honor of its hardworking students, mentors, sponsors, staff and volunteers with an amazing evening of community fun.   

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USCG Lieutenant Commander Shares Her New Book with Students at Savoy

By EW!DC / Published: 02/25/2016

Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) hosted local author and Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, Shameen Anthanio-Williams, at Savoy Elementary School for a reading event Wednesday, February 24. At the event, Anthanio-Williams present 132 copies of her book, Little Erroll: The Story of Admiral Erroll M. Brown, First Black Coast Guard Admiral, to the school and read the story to a group of about 50 third graders. The books were donated by friends and family of the author.

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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 After viewing the historical documents, the students heard first-hand accounts of those events from, now Congressman, John Lewis at the Young Readers Center.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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