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EW!DC Receives $10,000 Grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to Host ‘Healthy Month’ Initiative in Power Lunch Program

By EW!DC / Published: 05/16/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C (May 12, 2017) -- Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) will kick off the Feeling Good About Me! Healthy Month Initiative this week! EW!DC is honored to receive a $10,000 grant from CareFirst to host this wellness and literacy campaign in all 11 of its Power Lunch programs in low-income elementary schools across the Washington Metropolitan Area. All Power Lunch programs will receive health education books for their book carts. Students in six schools - Amidon-Bowen Elementary, Garrison Elementary, Marie Reed Elementary, Savoy Elementary, Thomson Elementary, and Tyler Elementary - will also receive a health education book to take home to add to their personal libraries.



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The Department of Education and EW!DC Team Up At Amidon-Bowen Elementary

By EW!DC / Published: 01/11/2017

January 11, 2017- On Wednesday, representatives from the Department of Education’s White House Liaison Office (WHLO) and the Department of Education presented the Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) Power Lunch program at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School with over 80 new books, collected by employees during a holiday book drive. The books will be added to the Power Lunch bookcarts at Amidon-Bowen where students and their Reading Mentors can enjoy them during their weekly reading sessions. 



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Dr. Molly Teas Named Executive Director of Everybody Wins! DC

By EW!DC / Published: 11/28/2016

Washington, DC, November 28, 2016 - The Board of Directors of Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Molly Teas has been named the new Executive Director.

 

 

Molly will be responsible for working with the Board and leading the staff to deliver on EW!DC's mission of promoting children's literacy and a love of learning through shared reading experiences with caring individuals, supporting the organization's long-term financial sustainability, and building public awareness and support for EW!DC's work. She brings extensive leadership experience in the nonprofit sector and in bringing about sustainable change through innovative education approaches.



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Microsoft Steps Up to Support EW!DC

By EW!DC / Published: 10/12/2016

On Tuesday, October 11th, nearly 60 students from School Without Walls at Francis Stevens (SWWFS), a public school in Northwest Washington received a special distribution of backpacks, school supplies, and books courtesy of Microsoft. All the students are participants in the Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) Power Lunch program, a literacy program that promotes the love of reading through a one-on-one mentoring relationship.



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Washington Nationals Delta Dream Grant Helps Support Power Lunch

By EW!DC / Published: 09/28/2016

On Tuesday, September 27th, before the Washington Nationals took on the Diamondbacks, Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) Executive Director, Mary Salander, stepped onto the field to accept a Delta Dream Grant from the Nationals Dream Foundation and Delta Airlines. The Delta Dream Grant for $15,000 will go to support the EW!DC Power Lunch program in 11 low-income elementary schools around the DC Metro Area. 



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