Our Stories

Being a Change Agent

On Friday, March 15th, 2019, 5 students from our City Leaders Program (CLPS) arrived bright and early for a day of learning and one-on-one mentorship from one of the most prestigious think tanks - The Brookings Institution - a highly regarded, non-profit organization that conducts...

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Beyond the Classroom 2019 Sponsors

Each year, For Love of Children hosts their annual fundraising breakfast, Beyond the Classroom. This year will feature the premier of our City Leaders students documentary as well as a catered breakfast and our first ever Community Champion award. This event will be held on...

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FLOC College Night

Hello FLOC Families!   We hope you’re all staying warm in this chilly winter weather! Here is a FLOC roundup of scholarships for high school students to check out!   The Washington Regional Transplant Community Legacy of Life Scholarship awards a high school senior up to $5,000 to use for...

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Welcome New R&O Team Members

The Recruitment and Outreach Team is happy to welcome a few new members to the team to help support and expand the mission of FLOC. With many years of experience in volunteer recruitment and outreach as well as customer service, Diana Romero joins the team...

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Leaders in Action

Over the years, the first Leaders In Action (LIA) spring unit has evolved- beginning with global geography, and turning into something that is so much more. Now, our annual Global Connections unit has grown to include guest speakers, samples of foods from various countries, story-telling,...

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NTP at Jubilee Housing

By Michelle Bacchus   A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend FLOC’s Wednesday night Neighborhood Tutoring Program (NTP) at Jubilee Housing in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. After greeting students and tutors, sharpening boxes of pencils and distributing books and dictionaries, I sat down to observe...

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“A day on, not a day off” MLK Day of Service at FLOC

Here at FLOC our offices were closed on Monday in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King federal holiday. MLK was first observed in 1986, and in addition to celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King it has also been a day dedicated to...

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The Circle Poem

By Paul Jackson I have volunteered at FLOC as an after school tutor and have served on FLOC's board since mid-2016.  Tutoring at FLOC has been an amazing and transformative experience for me. The most important thing I have learned about tutoring is that, if you can develop a...

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Leaders in Action Get Our Feet Moving

By: David Hartness Leaders in Action (LIA) program as part of FLOC Outdoor Education Center (OEC) in West Virginia has been active the last few weeks as our students learn about healthy living and becoming more engaged in the community. LIA students from both Charles Town Middle...

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FLOC Holiday Party

This past Saturday, students from all sites were invited to FLOC HQ for our student holiday party sponsored by The Meltzer Group. Students celebrated the holiday season by icing cupcakes, decorating mugs, and making lip balm stocking stuffers, to name a few of the many...

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