It's my favorite time of the year! DCPS and APS students are back at their desks and Everybody Wins DC is gearing up for another fantastic year of Power Lunch. Power Lunch officially launches in October. Through September, EWDC is hostng a Back to School Campaign. But we cannot do it without you! Join us and bring shared reading to more students than ever before! 

Since 1995, EWDC has been improving outcomes for students, schools, and communities through the power of shared reading. Last year alone, EWDC worked with 120 partner organizations to provide mentors to 500 students at 11 elementary schools and gave away over 4,000 books to children of all ages. 
But that's not all we’ve done. Check out our 2018-2019 accomplishments in our first ever Shared Reading Report

Now here’s the thing: None of this would have been possible without the support and dedication of people like you . But we know there is more to be done. At the end of last year, Power Lunch had waitlists at all our schools – students who wanted to give up one recess a week to read with a mentor but couldn’t because we didn’t have enough volunteers available. 

Help us clear our student waitlists by supporting our Back to School Campaign and joining the Page Turners, EWDC’s monthly giving program . The Page Turners program gives caring and committed individuals the opportunity to make a lasting difference in a student's life through mentoring, while also providing vital financial support for EWDC.

And in honor of our upcoming 25th birthday, we’re looking for 25 new Page Turners who can give at least $25 a month to ensure that students get the literacy and social-emotional support they need to succeed. 

Want to support our amazing students but not ready to join Page Turners? Make a one-time donation to the Back to School Campaign and help our students start the 2019-2020 school year stronger than ever. 

Thank you for your dedication to EWDC. I can’t wait to get started on another wonderful year of shared reading! 

Jordi Hutchinson 
Executive Director