ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM IMPACT

Outlined below are quotes from SY16-17 Adopt-a-School partnerships about the impact of their partnerships on students, staff, and the larger community.  Sign up for the Adopt-a-School newsletter today to receive regular spotlights and updates.  For questions contact adoptaschool@dc.gov.  

Students and families from Malcolm X ES pose for pictures during John Wall Family Foundation Thanksgiving turkey giveaway.

Students and families from Malcolm X ES pose for pictures during John Wall Family Foundation Thanksgiving turkey giveaway.

“The John Wall Family Foundation has provided a chance for our school to come together as a family and enjoy activities that would not have been possible otherwise. Additionally, they have helped by offering teachers and staff support with pushing our students academically.” Zara Berry-Young, Principal, Malcolm X Elementary School

Thank you note from Seaton ES students to Lightbox Energy for their hands-on recycling lesson.

Thank you note from Seaton ES students to Lightbox Energy for their hands-on recycling lesson.

“Lightbox’s partnership with Seaton is very important because it gives us the chance to give back. As solar energy consultants, we work with DCPS externally; this partnership gives us the chance to work with DCPS internally [and] we not only get a chance to have fun, but we are helping students learn how to make good choices for the environment. “Paul Lanning, Managing Director, Lightbox Energy


“The partnership connects our organization with the community we serve through necessary person to person contact. We share our mission, message and available services to teachers, students and parents of the Burroughs community.” Cory Chimka, Account Manager, DC Sustainable Energy Utility

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