Southeast 67 Private Screening Brings Hundreds Together

Nearly 300 people gathered for Commonweal Foundation’s private screening of Southeast 67 this past Friday night at the historic Atlas Theater in Northeast Washington, D.C. Co-hosted by CityBridge Foundation president, Katherine Bradley, the guest list included politicians, educators, community activists and other foundations who share the passion of serving children in need.

Southeast 67 is a feature documentary that tells the story of a group of rising seventh-grade students (known as the Dreamers) from Washington, D.C., who were promised college scholarships upon high school graduation. Formed in 1988, this class of Dreamers was sponsored by our late founder, Stewart Bainum, through the I Have a Dream program.

The film combines raw, never-before-seen archival and present-day film footage and photographs, with intimate interviews with the Dreamers, 20 years later, as they reflect on the hope, and anguish, of trying to seize an improbable dream.

“More than 20 years ago, my father, the late Stewart Bainum, invested his time and resources into 67 seventh graders from Southeast D.C., because he believed in their potential to succeed despite the odds. He would have been honored to be here tonight,” said Commonweal Board Chair, CEO and President, Barbara Bainum.

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