Through engageDC GW students serve with one of nine partner community organizations in the District of Columbia. Students provide service to meet the everyday needs addressed by the organization, such as tutoring, meal preparation, or program support and coordination. In addition, students work with the organizations to address issues that build the organization's capacity, expand the mission or address infrastructure issues, such as program evaluation, volunteer management, web design, or developing new program areas. Students serve a full academic year and new gain perspective through leadership development and build a diverse network at GW and beyond campus committed to social justice.
" I enjoy getting to know the other volunteers at Miriam's as we work together, and working in the kitchen, there is always plenty of time to talk as we prepare food! Miriam's really builds community not only with the clients but also with the volunteers."- engageDC volunteer
" Today I worked with a third grader and I think I spent about an hour going over his fifth grade level math problems. Although he received a fifth grade level worksheet, he had a lot of trouble with the concepts and I had to tech him common denominators, long division with double digits, and percentages from scratch. It is a skill to be able to teach another person, I have to give a lot of credit to all the teachers around the world. Kids have a very short attention span. Haha." - engageDC volunteer
ArtReach GW at THEARC
ArtReach GW provides a safe, supportive, and enjoyable environment where youth and families can make connections between art and their lives. In addition to classes and community programs, ArtReach GW oversees the Community Gallery at THEARC, which serves as an exhibition venue for program participants, local artists, community organizations, and schools.
Latin American Youth Center
The Latin American Youth Center's (LAYC) mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths' social, academic, and career needs.
Latino Student Fund
LSF provides opportunities for a strong academic foundation for underserved PreK-12th-grade students of Hispanic descent and to promote higher education and professional leadership.
Life Pieces To Masterpieces
Life Pieces To Masterpieces uses artistic expression to develop character and leadership, unlock potential, and prepare African American boy and young men to transform their lives and communities. We serve young men and boy ages 3-25 in Wards 7 and 8 by providing academic support, leadership development, and cultural enrichment programs at no cost to the young men and their families.
Little Friends For Peace
LFFP is a local non-profit specializing in non-violence skills training. Its staff teaches inner and interpersonal peace as a foundation for world peace in sub-communities of D.C. ranging from schools and churches to prisons and homeless shelters. Little Friends For Peace (LFFP) welcomes adults and youth to experience, learn and practice peace through our various peace education programs. We believe that all people can create homes, classrooms, teams, and workplaces where everyone gives, everyone gains and everyone wins.
Miriam's Kitchen is committed to ending chronic homelessness in D.C. by establishing meaningful relationships with chronically homeless individuals, connecting them with permanent supportive housing, and ensuring they have the necessary support to remain in housing. If you're interested in donating to Miriam's Kitchen:https://donate.miriamskitchen.org/engageDCMKCohort
U.S. Dream Academy
U.S. dream academy empowers children who are at risk of incarceration or falling behind in school to maximize their potential by providing them with academic, social, and values enrichment through supportive mentoring and the use of technology.
YWCA National Capital Area
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. They offer programs that challenge women and girls to take charge of their health, economic stability and overall well-being.
Sign-up to serve with the engageDC community here!