Celebrating 2017, Gearing Up for 2018

From start to finish, 2017 has been an exhilarating year here at the Foundation. With great progress toward our 2020 Strategic Plan goals, powerful partnerships with many respected organizations, and the launch of new work that will further advance our mission, we’re reflecting positively on this past year and eager to hit the ground running in the new year.

Through this blog, we aim to make it easy for you to keep up with us and the issues that matter to children and families. Just in case you missed a beat, we have compiled a few of our favorite highlights from the year, broken down by our four key initiatives.

From all of us here at the Foundation, happy holidays! We look forward to reconnecting with you and sharing more exciting news, updates and insights in 2018.

D.C. Wards 7 and 8

Home Visiting: Proven Positive Outcomes from ‘School for Parenting’

Foundation Invests $4.5 Million to Boost Supply of High-Quality Early Learning Seats in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8

Foundation Testifies on Health, Early Learning Bills Before DC Council

Foundation Launches School Mental Health Initiative, Invests $4.1 Million to Expand Services in D.C.

Food Security

Farm Partnership Delivers Strong Results in 2016, Valuable Insights for 2017

Meet Our Farmers: Husband-and-Wife Team Bring Farm Strategy to Life

Our New Interactive Tool Maps Food Learning Opportunities Across the D.C. Metro Area

Seventh-day Adventist

Combatting the ‘Summer Slide’: Foundation Sponsors Third Year of Freedom Schools in Baltimore

Foundation’s ‘Instructional Framework’ Shapes, Strengthens Seventh-day Adventist Learning

Family Philanthropy

Global Education Fund Extends Foundation’s Mission to Developing Countries