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FoodCorps serves to connect kids to healthy food in school. The organization's vision is to create a future in which all our nation’s children — regardless of race, place, or class — know what healthy food is, care where it comes from and eat it every day. At J.O. Wilson, an onsite FoodCorps volunteer works with students in our garden.

Click here to meet Kerinna Good, J.O. Wilson's FoodCorps volunteer.

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Communities in Schools DC

Communities in Schools places a dedicated staff member inside partner schools to identify students at risk of dropping out. Ms. Bailey, our onsite coordinator, engages community partners and volunteers to effectively and efficiently address both the academic and human service needs of students. The result is improved attendance, behavior, academic performance, retention rates and graduation rates.

Click here to learn more about Ms. Bailey’s work at J.O. Wilson.

Everybody Wins DC

Everybody Wins DC has helped children thrive through reading. Its three core programs — Power Readers, StoryTime and The Book Project — offer children exciting opportunities to learn and grow through the power of a good book. Each program is unique, but each is rooted in the belief that when a child reads or is read to, their life is changed for the better. Everybody Wins volunteers read virtually with J.O. students and the organization has sponsored a Little Free Library at J.O. The library supports EWDC's Read in Color program, featuring children's books that celebrate diverse characters, voices and communities.

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The Capitol Hill Community Foundation

The Capitol Hill Community Foundation draws on the generosity and idealism of our neighborhood to help build a stronger and more caring community — a place where families can flourish and where every resident can share in a better future. A long-time partner for J.O. Wilson, the CHCF has supported the creation of the J.O. Wilson garden, sports equipment, Restorative Justice work and music education for our young learners. CHCF has also supported our teachers through grants for classroom equipment, training and field trips.