For over 25 years, Everybody Wins DC (EWDC) has delivered reading-based programs that help children build the skills they need to thrive in the classroom and beyond. In each of those years EWDC has also held an annual gala to raise funds so that families can access our critical programs for free. Well, with COVID-19 restrictions still in place, there will be no EWDC gala this year. Instead, we’re celebrating in a way I’m even more excited about – EWDC is going digital! 

Please join us from June 7-11, 2021, for EWDC's first ever Digital Celebration Week. What’s that? Think of it as a week-long gala, without the gala! Five days of heartwarming videos, impact testimonials, amazing pictures, and more. It will be a chance to honor the resiliency of our students, the dedication of our volunteers, and the strength of our community partnerships. Money raised during the event will help EWDC bring its unique reading-based programs to even more at-risk children during school year 2021-22 and beyond.

I want to specifically thank our lead-off Celebration Week sponsors, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Minerva Marketing, for their ongoing financial and volunteer support. Your longstanding commitment to our students is what makes our work possible.  
I am incredibly proud of the work we’ve done this year to keep students connected through reading. But I am even prouder of the smiles we have put on children’s faces and the support we have offered to communities in need. And that is what I look forward to celebrating most on June 7-11, 2021.  

So go ahead and mark your calendar now for what will be an amazing week celebrating what makes EWDC and our students so special. If you have any questions, or want to learn more about how you or your company can participate in Celebration Week, send me a note at
Let the countdown begin!  

Jordi Hutchinson 
EWDC Executive Director 
P.S. I am sure you have questions. I have answers! 
  • How do I attend Celebration Week? As a digital celebration, there is nothing to attend! Celebration Week will be a multimedia event hosted via email, social media, and other digital formats. If you get our emails, you are already “registered” for Celebration Week!  
  • How can I support this incredible event? Since there are no tickets for Celebration Week, you can show your financial support through a sponsorship or a donation 
  • How can I find out more information about Celebration Week plans? Check out our Celebration Week page for info and updates!