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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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Math at Jubilee: NTP is growing!

Last week, a year’s worth of hard work and planning came to fruition. The Neighborhood Tutoring Program launched a new site: Thursday night Math at Jubilee Housing Services.

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FLOC’s 8th Annual Book Festival: For Love of Reading!

On Saturday, November 17, FLOC celebrated its annual Book Festival with over 150 students and their families gathering at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery. The evening was highlighted by our guest author, Debbie Levy

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Join FLOC for our 8th Annual Book Festival

Join FLOC on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, for our Eighth Annual Book Festival! The Book Festival is an opportunity for FLOC students and their families to celebrate the importance of reading and literacy. 

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FLOC Students Attend BeyGOOD Pep Rally

On Friday, August 22, Beyoncé’s philanthropic initiative #BeyGOOD and the Brooklyn-based backpack company STATE Bags partnered with DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) to provide elementary school children from under-resourced communities a back-to-school pep rally.

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