Monthly Archives: May 2010

Trivia for Charity @ Solly’s

At 8:30pm (doors open at 8:00pm), on Wednesday, June 2nd, brilliant people from all over DC will gather at Solly’s Tavern for a night of trivia to support Reach, Inc. After an epic battle of the minds, winners will be rewarded with exciting prizes: 1st Prize: Four passes to The Newseum – $80 Value2nd Prize: […]

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A Year Removed…

A new class graduated from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education today. A year removed, I still work every day to “get to work.” It’s never easy – the pull toward the status quo never ceases – but we continue to make every effort to create change, to do something better, and to provide today’s children […]

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Making The Sale

Today, I found myself, once again, at the front of a classroom. In the minutes before we began, I rediscovered that familiar nervous feeling as they began filing into the classroom. I quickly reviewed my notes, reminding myself of the major points I needed to cover. As they sat down and looked in my direction, […]

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Many Problems, One Source.

The creation of marketing materials is a challenging task. For the last eighteen months, I have spent almost everyday trying to learn more about adolescent literacy and develop an improved intervention. Frankly, I now know a lot about literacy development. The challenge in creating marketing materials is that all of the knowledge gathered over those […]

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The Perfect Fit?

It’s rare that I come across a funding opportunity that seems to fit perfectly. But today, I came across the following announcement: Fiscal Year 2011 Out of School Time Programs. D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation  (CYITC) announces funds to provide high quality out-of-school time programs to children and youth ages 5 – 24 […]

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Why I Do This…

While social entrepreneurship is about innovation and  determination, for most of us, it also involves a healthy dose of rage. When it comes down to it, my work is driven by a single belief: all people are equally valuable. Sadly, a trio of violent events in and around Washington DC recently showed how far we […]

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A Big Transition

A week ago, at Reach’s most recent board meeting, we had an in depth conversation about our cash flow needs in the coming months. As we inch toward program launch, our financial needs will increase significantly as we incur our first program costs. To this point, our costs have been low. During this year’s first […]

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A Busy Weekend

Friday Night: Come on out to Town Tavern for Philanthropy Friday. For $5, you get $2 domestic bottles and mixed rails from 6pm – 9pm and $3 domestic bottles and mixed rails from 9pm – 11pm. The proceeds from the night will go directly to Reach, Inc. Additionally, we’ll have raffle tickets for sale – […]

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And Miles To Go Before I Sleep…

It’s 11pm, and my day is not yet done.  This evening, we had a meeting of Reach’s Board of Directors.  The good news: Our Board members ask great questions, and they are demonstrating a true interest in creating a strong and sustainable organization. The intimidating news: The task is large. Part of tonight’s meeting involved […]

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