Engaging Families for Student Success

Turning the Page Awarded a Grant from Fight For Children

March 27, 2015

We’re growing! Turning the Page recently received a grant of $75,000 from Fight For Children. The generous grant will enable us to expand our family engagement programs to more schools in D.C.’s Ward 8 and strengthen our evaluation efforts. Toviterescart . With this grant, we take a significant step in deepening our strategic investment in the Ward 8 community.

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Fight For Children was founded in 1990 as a way to marshal resources to help low-income kids in the nation’s capital secure a brighter future. Fight For Children uses proceeds from its signature fundraiser, Fight Night, to invest in local non-profit organizations that improve early childhood education and keep young children healthy.

On February 3rd, 2015, Fight For Children announced new and continuing partnerships and grants with 10 high-performing non-profit organizations serving low-income children in DC.The official press release from Fight For Children reads:

Turning the Page is a 16-year-old non-profit organization that provides school-based family engagement at high-need schools in DC with a goal of improved reading outcomes for students. The parent engagement activities teach parents how to better connect with their children’s teachers and how to engage their children in literacy activities at home. Turning the Page will use $75,000 from Fight For Children to expand its program to three additional elementary schools in Ward 8.”

We are excited to see what the next year has in store, and very thankful to Fight For Children for their support of our programs and their confidence in Ward 8 parents!

Read the full press release from Fight for Children here.