In 2013, I stepped into the home of the Flores family in the Brightwood neighborhood of northern Washington, D.C., for the first time. As a freshman, I was new to the city and had some tutoring experience under my belt from high school, as well as a work-study award inRead More
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D.C. Public Schools faculty and former students discussed the rise of charter schools, the value of mentorship in education and the benefits and shortcomings of after-school enrichment programs at an event titled “The State of D.C. Public Schools,” hosted by D.C. Reads in Healy Hall on Sunday. The event featuredRead More
The Bring on the Books Foundation, founded by Sohayle Sizar (COL ’14), continues to expand beyond the Hilltop as its annual Bring on the Books Drive enters its third year at Georgetown. Sizar started the nonprofit in 2008 when he noticed that old books at his high school were goingRead More
After years of giving back to the D.C. community through D.C. Reads, Craig Melcher (MSB ’13) and Evan Curdts (COL ’13) decided to turn their personal impact into a financial one. Melcher and Curdts founded Working for the Kids, a nonprofit corporation that allows D.C. Reads tutors with work-study awards to donate part or all of their salaryRead More
As a member of the Washington D.C. community concerned with the educational opportunities in the District, I am deeply troubled about the closure of Kenilworth Elementary and 14 other area schools without a viable plan to educate our students. Over four years ago, former Chancellor Michelle Rhee closed 23 schoolsRead More
Center for Social Justice tutoring groups D.C. Reads and the D.C. Schools Project have both seen a surge in interest this semester, according to organization leaders. D.C. Reads and D.C. Schools are volunteer-based, student-run organizations that send Georgetown students to tutor in underserved local schools. Both incorporate one-on-one elementary school tutoring and middleRead More
One of the advantages and greatest responsibilities of being involved in D.C. Reads is that tutors are constantly compelled to assess how the public school system affects students on individual, institutional and systemic levels. The quality of education in the District’s public schools is dependent upon the ways in whichRead More
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Student organizations are bringing a new ballgame to the Kenilworth neighborhood in Northeast D.C. in an effort to build community through sports. D.C. Reads, which had long been tutoring at Kenilworth Elementary, had tried to renovate the neighborhood’s Little League field last spring, but it soon became clear that the projectRead More
Sohayle Sizar has a passion for life. Whether it’s discussing a savory meal at Cafe La Ruche, a recent trip to Qatar or the pressing issue of illiteracy, the College sophomore displays an inexhaustible zeal for each new challenge and experience. For the past six years, Sizar has run a book drive called BringRead More