Each year, Serve DC awards more than $2 million in AmeriCorps grants to District-based organizations committed to using national service to address critical community needs.
Meet 2019-20 Serve DC AmeriCorps State subgrantees:
After-School All-Stars provides free, comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life.
Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School is a professional learning community of master teachers and teacher residents who ensure that a diverse group of students achieve their potential as accomplished learners, thoughtful citizens, and imaginative and inquisitive problem solvers through a demanding, inquire-based curriculum.
City Year Washington, DC is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that partners with public schools and teachers to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. This innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members provide individual support to students who need extra care and attention, focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after-school programs.
City Gate strives to provide quality education for children in Washington DC's neighborhoods of greatest need. City Gate accomplishes this through intentional programs, caring staff, and excellent relationships with housing and educational facilities in the metro DC area.
Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed. Higher Achievement Centers are located in Wards 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart partners Corps members to work with preschool children living in low-income neighborhoods in and around the District.
Kid Power inspires youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia. Kid Power prides itself on its commitment to robust evaluation systems, innovative and differentiated instruction, dynamic community partnerships, and supportive family engagement practices. Kid Power embraces youth voice and believes that every young person can become an informed and engaged advocate for change in their own lives and in their communities.
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is a nationally recognized organization serving all low-income youth and families across the District of Columbia and in Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. LAYC provides multi-lingual, culturally sensitive programs in Educational Enhancement, Social Services, Workforce Investment, Art and Media, and Advocacy.
The Literacy Lab’s mission is to provide low-income children with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life. The Literacy Lab serves children from age three through grade three. They partner with school districts to help close the literacy gap largely by embedding full-time, rigorously-trained tutors in early childhood centers and elementary schools. The Literacy Lab also supports early literacy for families experiencing homelessness.
National Reentry Network’s mission is to build a strong, national network of returning citizens who support each other's successful reintegration to their communities and to elevate their leadership by advocating for policy reforms that promote restorative practices and reductions in incarceration.
Reading Partners is a national education nonprofit dedicated to improving students reading skills. Launched in 2010, Reading Partners DC operates in 19 District of Columbia elementary schools and supports more than 925 students from low-income communities who read below grade-level, including recruiting and training 1,100 community volunteers to work one-on-one with students following a structured, research-based curriculum.
Relay’s mission is to teach teachers and school leaders to develop in all students the academic skills and strength of character needed to succeed in college and life.
Teach For America – D.C. Region (TFA – D.C.) is working to accelerate the pace of change for students by cultivating life-long social justice leaders at key leverage points within the education ecosystem. Our vision is, "One day, in D.C. & Prince George’s County, our brilliant students will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to attain their dreams and excel in school and society."
Teens Run DC promotes the physical, social, and emotional well-being of underserved youth through a mentoring and distance running program. Youth in the program participate in running and life-skills training each week, receive the support of an individual mentor and an embracing community, and engage in races, community events, and service-learning opportunities. Through the program, middle and high school youth of all abilities and backgrounds envision and work towards their running and life goals.
The Washington AIDS Partnership brings together ideas, people, and resources to end the HIV epidemic in the Greater Washington region. As an initiative of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, the Partnership invests in local organizations, focusing programming and resources on the communities most affected by the epidemic.