News

March 21, 2014

Duke University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative interviews Executive Director, Mark Hecker.

March 17, 2014

Reach published a blog in response to two New York Times pieces on diversity in children’s literature.

March 5, 2014

We celebrate our largest grant ever, a $92,000 gift from Fight for Children!

February 20, 2014

Congratulations to Za’Metria and NaPresha of Perry Street Prep for earning promotions to Lead Tutor.

January 14, 2014

Reach is featured on GOOD, a national blog about social change!

January 1, 2014

With your support, we had our most successful year-end fundraising campaign ever. We raised over $56,000 in December. And, we’ll be paying forward your generosity by gifting 1,000 teen-authored children’s books to kids in need across DC. Thank you.

December 31, 2013

Check out our 2013 Year in Review slideshow!

December 19, 2013

Reach distributed more than 250 books to tutors and students through ourĀ Books for Break program, ensuring that all program participants have books to read during the school holiday!

December 16, 2013

We’re proud to honor three tutors who earned promotions to Lead Tutor during the month of December: Jada G., Stephon C., and Tavian S. Congratulations to all of them!

December 13, 2013

Reach is thrilled to announce a two year, $20,000 grant from the Leonard & Hilda Kaplan Charitable Foundation!

December 10, 2013

Reach is thrilled to announce a two year, $50,000 grant from the Snave Foundation!

December 1, 2013

Reach Incorporated announces its most ambitious year-end giving campaign ever. If you give, we give.

November 29, 2013

Reach receives a $20,000 grant from the Commonweal Foundation!

November 23, 2013

Reach tutors host a reading of their children’s books at The Hill Center.

November 14, 2013

Reach proudly hosted a premiere of a short film about our work, made in partnership with Stone Soup Films.

November 1, 2013

Reach Incorporated is proud to announce that we have been named the 2013 winner of the Lehrman Foundation Impact Award!

September 26, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our first children’s books!

September 16, 2013

We’re excited to welcome our fourth cohort of tutors. Congratulations to our newest tutors from Perry Street Prep, Eastern, and Ballou!

August 31, 2013

Reach successfully raised $6,000 to trigger a $6,000 matching grant from the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church! With these funds, we will publish the four incredible children’s books written, in partnership with professional illustrators, by our summer program participants.

August 26, 2013

We celebrated the first day of school by launching our recruitment season at three program sites – Perry Street Prep, Eastern Senior High School, and (our newest site) Ballou Senior High School!

August 1, 2013

Reach’s summer program participants departed on the organization’s first ever college tour. In Philadelphia, they will visit Temple University, Arcadia University, and Villanova University.

July 31, 2013

Today, Reach’s summer program participants gave away $2,500 based at our first ever pitch event, Teens Give Back. Free Minds Book Club, represented by a team of Reach tutors, won a grant of $1,250. Grants were also given to the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project ($750), DC Central Kitchen ($250), and Martha’s Table ($250). Read more on the Catalogue for Philanthropy blog!

July 29, 2013

Reach’s summer program participants participate in a mock interview workshop at the Advisory Board Company.

July 23, 2013

Reach is thrilled to welcome Felix Brandon Lloyd to the Board of Directors!

July 14, 2013

We are excited to welcome Ann Marie Habershaw and Marianne Montalvo to our growing team!

July 13, 2013

Reach is excited to announce a $6,000 grant from the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church to support the publication of teen-written children’s books created in Reach’s summer program.

July 11, 2013

Reach hosts the 2nd-annual Cornhole Classic!

June 24, 2013

Reach launches a brand new summer program.

June 19, 2013

Reach receives a $10,ooo from the Share Fund!

June 13, 2013

ARPC makes a $10,oo0 contribution to Reach’s work!

June 8, 2013

Reach holds the organization’s first-ever Literacy Carnival at Eastern Senior High School.

June 6, 2013

Reach’s #DoMore24 success leads to matching funds from the Arronson Foundation and the Patricia Kind Family Foundation!

May 23, 2013

Reach learned today that we will be featured in the 2013 – 2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy!

May 9, 2013

Joyce, a third-year tutor, is one of just 25 DC students to be accepted to Urban Alliance’s competitive summer internship program at the World Bank!

April 29, 2013

Echoing Green President Cheryl Dorsey voices her support for Reach in Stone Soup Film’s most recent blog post.

April 1, 2013

Reach is thrilled to announce a $5,000 grant from the Crowell & Moring Foundation

March 13, 2013

Reach receives a donation of $1,375 from an undergrad entrepreneurship class at Georgetown University.

March 1, 2013

Reach receives over $5,000 in proceeds from Commedia Dell Media and Journopalooza – two great events highlighting the talents of DC’s journalism community!

February 26, 2013

Check out our February 2013 newsletter, featuring our Perry Street Prep tutor, Zametria.

February 19, 2013

Reach receives a $10,000 grant from the Horning Family Fund.

January 29, 2013

So excited to be partnering with Stone Soup Films. Throughout the production process, you’ll be able to peak inside our classrooms. Today, meet Rico and Rashaan [each video is 1-2 minutes long]!

January 22, 2013

Reach is featured on Scholastic’s blog!

January 15, 2013

Check out our latest newsletter!

December 31, 2012

On December 17th, we asked a question: Can we raise $14K in 14 days? The answer is yes! Today, we successfully closed our end-of-year campaign with more than $15,500 in generous donations.

December 28, 2012

Reach receives a $4,000 contribution from Lake Research Partners.

December 19, 2012

Check out Reach’s most recent newsletter: Patience, Passion, and Positivity!

December 17, 2012

Reach beliefs in recognizing the humanity in all people. Read Mark’s thoughts about how this belief drives the way we talked to our students about the tragedy in Newtown, CT.

December 12, 2012

Reach is pleased to receive $2,500 from the Morrison & Foerster Foundation.

December 5, 2012

Reach is named a Literacy Champion by Scholastic, the world’s largest children’s book publisher!

November 25, 2012

We are proud to announce that Reach has received a $10,000 grant from Comcast! This grant from the Comcast Foundation is in recognition of Comcast’s commitment to the communities where its customers and employees live and work. Since its founding in 1999, the Comcast Foundation has distributed more than $90 million in cash support of programs implemented locally in Comcast communities.

November 20, 2012

Reach receives a $15,000 grant from The Commonweal Foundation!

November 12, 2012

We are thrilled to announce that Reach has been awarded a $40,000 grant from The Claneil Foundation!

November 1, 2012

Reach is excited to announce a partnership with Stone Soup Films. Stone soup will work with Reach to produce a promotional video, and will release short video blogs throughout the process. Here’s the first one!

October 18, 2012

Program Director Kate Patton makes her first contribution to Reach’s blog: There’s Power in Numbers.

October 15, 2012

BlackTie-DC asks, “Have You Met Mark?”

October 11, 2012

Executive Director Mark Hecker’s blog post on privilege is picked up by the Council on Foundation’s Blog, RE: Philanthropy.

September 30, 2012

Reach raises $10,000 during the month of September, successfully earning a $10,000 match from the Patricia Kind Family Foundation!

September 27, 2012

Program Associate Jusna Perrin makes her first contribution to Reach’s blog: Words vs. Actions.

September 17, 2012

Reach launches its third programming year!