Monthly Archives: June 2011

Changes at Hyde

At last night’s meeting of the DC Public Charter School Board, Hyde Leadership Public Charter school officially requested that they be allowed to sever their ties to the Hyde Foundation. In doing so, the school will lessen its focus on character education while increasing its commitment to academic rigor and college preparation. The school administration […]

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Let’s Do Better

Recently, the District of Columbia Public Library released its summer reading recommendations for local students. Given recent cuts to summer programs for children and teens, it is imperative that organizations such as the public library provide parents with the capacity to engage children in valuable summer learning opportunities. DCPL’s recommendations come in the form of […]

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Where To Start?

The current feeling is not an unfamiliar one. Whenever people ask about the most difficult part of social entrepreneurship, I answer quickly: I never feel like I get to be good at anything. Obviously, Reach has had some early success, so perhaps that statement needs some further explanation. When you have early success, there’s an […]

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DC’s Blind Spot

On Wednesday, I took part in the 2011 Hands On Greater DC Cares Impact Summit. The summit celebrates partnerships between nonprofit organizations and regional businesses while seeking additional ways that these two groups can work together for the community. It’s always exciting to be surrounded by so many passionate people. But again, DC’s blind spot […]

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Your Question Answered

With the successful completion of our first year, our recent Echoing Green Fellowship, and the excitement about our upcoming expansion, many people are excited about Reach’s consistent forward movement. This has led to one question coming up over and over: How can I help? Today, I answer by providing 10 ways that you could help […]

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Our End-of-Year Celebration

On Friday, Reach’s participants gathered one last time for an end-of-year celebration. Thanks to the generous supporters of our Books for (Summer) Break campaign, we were able to distribute summer reading books to all of our kids. Talking over cupcakes and juice, tutors said final goodbyes to their students. And, wanting to remember our founding […]

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My Acceptance Speech

In recent days, those associated with Reach have been celebrating our recent selection as a winner of the Echoing Green Fellowship. It’s wonderful to be recognized for our work thus far, and we all look forward to doing bigger and better things with the help of Echoing Green. On a number of occasions, however, I […]

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