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.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, DCPS released the results of the PARCC tests that were given to 3-8th grade students during the 2016 school year. Students were tested on English Language Arts (ELA) and math. Results from the 2016 tests showed a slight improvement in scores for both ELA and math across the district.
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