Our Stories

Leaders In Action at the OEC

By Deidra Goodwin At the Outdoor Education Center, we speak challenge. Sometimes the ways we encourage our Leaders in Action students to challenge themselves is in action, other times it is in thought. This academic year we have been taking both those approaches, true to…

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Why I Support FLOC

By Matt Blocher (board member) Why Do I Support FLOC? For many years before I had children, I spent a lot of my free time volunteering for various organization, including leading the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at my firm.  Despite the fact that I knew…

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FLOC’s New Executive Director

On behalf of the FLOC Board of Directors, we are pleased to formally announce that Brandelyn Anderson had been selected as FLOC’s new Executive Director. Brandelyn, formerly FLOC’s Director of Programs has over 15 years of experience in youth education and afterschool programming. After graduating…

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Introducing Our New CLP Intern, Latisha

The City Leaders Program team recently got an exciting new addition to the family– an amazing, high school intern, Latisha. She will be joining us for the rest of the year until her graduation from high school in May. We are excited to welcome Latisha…

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Read-A-Thon

FLOC’s 2018-2019 school year has begun, and we are excited to share with you all the wonderful things our students are working on. This year, we are launching our FLOC Read-A-Thon! Our FLOC Read-A-Thon will take place from October 2nd to November 2nd. This means that…

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Celebrating 50 Years as an Organization

FLOC is celebrating a milestone this year: fifty years of serving disenfranchised youth in Washington, DC. This is a milestone that few organizations reach and FLOC owes much of this success to those who came before us and our own community. Our students and families have always been on the forefront of what we do.

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Leaders In Action Students Garden at the OEC

This past weekend, twenty two Leaders In Action students from Charles Town and Harpers Ferry Middle Schools visited the Outdoor Education Center (OEC) to focus on gardening. This was the first time some of our students have explored the OEC, as they are new to our Leaders…

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Why I Support FLOC

By Viraj Gandhi (board member) About 8 years ago, I became a Big Brother to a 7-year-old named Steve — or as he liked to be called, Steve O. Steve’s parents were in the middle of getting a divorce and he had 4 older siblings….

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OEC Ends a Wonderful Academic Year and Begins Their Summer Fun!

Moving from the global scale to the local, the Outdoor Education Center’s Leaders in Action have had quite the adventure during their last couple of months of the program.

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NTP Takes its Turn Celebrating a Successful Year!

End of the year celebrations highlight the importance of relationship building on children’s progress. Throughout the school year, each week our students gather with their individual ttuors to drive into math and or language curricula with the goal of student achievement

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