Our Stories

Malik and Me: Adventures in Reading and Writing with FLOC

When I moved to Washington, DC in June 2012, I wanted to volunteer with an organization in the area where I could work one-on-one with someone to have a sense of consistency and to have a more tangible grasp on how my time was making a difference.

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Happy National Mentoring Month!

Last night, FLOC partnered with fellow youth-serving organizations Asian American LEAD, Capital Partners for Education, the College Success Foundation, and Mentors Inc.

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Meet Zoe: A Leaders In Action Student

Zoe is one of our 8th grade Leaders In Action (LIA) students. When asked what she has learned the most through LIA, she responded, “Leadership. I have learned more about group dynamics and that in order for a group project to get done there has to be leaders and followers. 

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Scholars Kickoff Spring Semester with Theme Workshops

In the Scholars Program we began this spring semester with theme programming: four weeks of project based learning.  Before break we had students rank topics they were most excited to learn about.

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Introducing the FLOC Champions Network!

There’s a brand new initiative at FLOC called the FLOC Champions Network, a cohort of current volunteers who are eager and excited to assist with FLOC’s fundraising efforts, create a sense of community among volunteers, and help build capacity for the organization as a whole.

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A Lesson in Perseverance

“I see that you’re getting stern with me.”

Say what? That bit of dry wit comes courtesy of my student, earlier today as we headed to the Fishbowl for a retest. I almost burst out laughing, but instead I just reassured my student that I was simply confident in his abilities and wanted him to do well.

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A Look at College Night 2013

On Wednesday, December 18th, FLOC held a College Night for our Scholars Program at George Washington University. The program was divided into two blocks: a college fair for the first hour, followed by age-specific workshops and roundtable discussions.

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Leaders In Action Students Participate in Holiday Parade

The holiday season accounts for parties galore, and some of those parties are community wide events of celebration. This year’s Charles Town-Ranson Holiday Parade was very much a celebration of community and joy.

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14 Reasons to Volunteer at FLOC in 2014

In the beginning of a new year people often make resolutions. Many want to improve their lives as well as the life of others. Engaging in volunteer work is perhaps the best way to do this. Here are 14 reasons why volunteering at For Love of Children (FLOC) should be one of your resolutions for this new year.

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Meet Da’Maree

Da’Maree is a very optimistic student in our Thursday Night Math program. When talking to her I could notice her kindness and her eagerness to learn. Since she started at FLOC this fall, she has shown a lot of improvement in her math skills and a lot of determination to continue progressing.

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