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Everybody Wins! DC Announces Retirement of Executive Director Mary Salander

By EW!DC / Published: 07/18/2016

Washington, DC, July 18, 2016 Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) announced today that Mary Salander will be stepping down as Executive Director after leading EW!DC since its founding in 1995 and contributing immeasurably to the strategic vision and impact of the organization.

 



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CareFirst and EW!DC Partner for Healthy Month Initiative

By EW!DC / Published: 05/10/2016

 

On Monday, May 9th, EW!DC and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) offically kicked off the 7th annual Feeling Good About Me! Healthy Month Initiative. EW!DC is honored to receive a $10,000 grant from CareFirst to host this wellness and literacy campaign in all 11 of its Power Lunch programs in low-income elementary schools across the Washington Metropolitan Area. All Power Lunch programs will receive health education books for their book carts. Students in four schools- Amidon-Bowen Elementary, Garrison Elementary, Ludlow Taylor Elementary, and Marie Reed Elementary- will also receive a health education book to take home to add to their personal libraries.
 


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Everybody Wins! DC Partners with Coaching for Literacy and the Washington Wizards for the Assistant Coach Program

By EW!DC / Published: 03/22/2016

Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) has been selected by Coaching for Literacy (CFL) as the beneficiary of their Assistant Coach Program.  CFL has partnered with the Washington Wizards to offer this unique philanthropic experience. The Wizards provide two premium tickets to Coaching for Literacy for two particular games. CFL then gives Wizards fans the opportunity to make a donation to local literacy efforts in exchange for the premium tickets. The donors enjoy an amazing experience with their favorite team and CFL allocates the funds to its local literacy partner – Everybody Wins! D.C. The Wizards will host CFL’s Assistant Coach Program twice this season- on January 16th and again on March 23rd



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Everybody Wins! DC Celebrates Literacy At 21st Annual Gala

By EW!DC / Published: 03/10/2016

On Tuesday, March 8th, Everybody Wins! DC (EW! DC), the largest children’s mentoring and literacy non-profit in the Washington Metropolitan Area, held its 21st annual gala celebration at the Capital Hilton Hotel to honor of its hardworking students, mentors, sponsors, staff and volunteers with an amazing evening of community fun.   



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USCG Lieutenant Commander Shares Her New Book with Students at Savoy

By EW!DC / Published: 02/25/2016

Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) hosted local author and Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, Shameen Anthanio-Williams, at Savoy Elementary School for a reading event Wednesday, February 24. At the event, Anthanio-Williams present 132 copies of her book, Little Erroll: The Story of Admiral Erroll M. Brown, First Black Coast Guard Admiral, to the school and read the story to a group of about 50 third graders. The books were donated by friends and family of the author.



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