Everybody Wins DC
has been guided by a simple yet powerful belief:
shared reading can change a child’s life for the better.
By building connections over books, EWDC helps children build the skills they need to thrive in the classroom, their community, and beyond.
While each of our 25 years has been unique and special, this program year was truly extraordinary. Over a thousand students served.
5,200 free books given away. Almost 6,000 hours of shared reading.
And when COVID-19 shut schools and sent students home, we went home with them. New virtual programs like our Power Lunch Pen Pals and online Shared Reading Library helped keep reading connections strong.
These accomplishments, plus many more, are detailed in this year’s
Shared Reading Report
. And while the children we serve are at the core of EWDC’s work, it is our volunteers, supporters, and friends who make it all possible. Thank you.
Looking ahead to the upcoming school year, we know that students will face unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19 school closures – learning loss, social isolation, anxiety, and feelings of helplessness. We also know that Black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students are disproportionately affected. In other words,
our students need us now more than ever.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment. I look forward to another amazing year of shared reading!
EWDC Executive Director