Our Stories

Board Alumni Gather to Reflect on Past and Future

On April 16th, board member, Kate Vogt opened her home for a reunion of FLOC Board Alumni to celebrate the organization’s 50 years of service. The evening was highlighted by FLOC’s Executive Director, Tim Payne, recalling the organization’s inspirational history and laying our strategic path towards 2017.

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The winter can be tough: less daylight, cold temperatures, and sometimes dangerous conditions of ice and snow.  On top of that, the food we eat might be less fresh, more processed, out of season, and less nutritious.

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Selfies for Math Success

The Thursday night math program at Jubilee has very energetic and curious students. This past Thursday, dynamic duo Denim and Tawanda shared with me how they came to be best friends and what they love most about FLOC.

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The Middle School Transition: Parents Learn, Share, Advise

One of the greatest challenges that students face when transitioning from elementary school to middle school is organization. From switching classes more often to having a locker, students need support to ensure they are developing healthy habits that will continue for their entire life.

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Spring Successes in Saturday Reading

Spring is definitely a busy time here at FLOC. Within the past couple of weeks, we’ve had several new students and tutors start during our Saturday PM Reading Program. Students are starting and finishing new chapter books each week.

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What’s New with 12th Grade Scholars?

During the month of February, the senior Scholars have worked through the final components of the postsecondary application process with their coaches. The major focus of their Mondays together shifted from searching…

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Spring into Reading with FLOC! Recommended Reading from FLOC’s Tuesday Evening Reading Program

Why not start the new season with a few good books? During this Tuesday’s Language! program, I went around and interviewed some of our tutor and student pairs, asking them what some of their favorite books are. Here’s what they said…

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Words from FLOC’s First Executive Director and the 50th Anniversary Launch Video

Looking back on FLOC’s past 50 years is exciting for several reasons, one being that a handful of those who helped to start the organization are still active in the organization today, whether by supporting FLOC monetarily or sharing…

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Scholars Explore Civic Engagement

Over the past six weeks, FLOC’s Scholars program has been exploring social justice issues through our Civic Engagement workshop series. The four main social justice issues we have focused on are: Police Brutality, Gentrification, Immigration and Representations of People of Color (POC) in the Media.

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FLOC Deputy Director Robyn Lingo Testifies Before DC City Council – 3/6/15

Testimony of Robyn Lingo
For Love of Children (FLOC)
To the City Council Committee on Education
OSSE & SBE Performance Oversight Hearing March 5, 2015
Chairman Grosso and members of the Committee on Education:

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