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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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Meet Noel

Noel, 9, will now attend the fourth grade at Garrison Elementary. During the last school year, he was in the Tuesday Night Reading tutoring program as well as the Thursday Night Math tutoring program.

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Summertime and the Learnin’ is Easy

Summertime is here and all our favorite aspects of this humid season are in full bloom—salt water taffy, sunscreen, ice cream, and, of course, tutoring. Summer session for the Neighborhood Tutoring Program (NTP) began on Monday, June 23rd.

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FLOC Graduating Seniors Unlock Their Future

On June 13th, FLOC held its annual Fred Taylor Scholarship Dinner at St. Francis Monastery to honor and celebrate our graduating seniors from both high school and postsecondary. Students, families, postsecondary coaches, board members and FLOC alumni filled the room to recognize our students’ hard work and highlight their achievements.

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FLOC celebrates 9th Annual Recognition Event and Empower Awards

Last week, FLOC held the 9th Annual Recognition Event and Empower Awards at the Woman’s National Democratic Club. The event was well attended with a great mix of students, families, and volunteers from both the Neighborhood Tutoring Program (NTP) and the Scholars program.

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First Ever #ProofPointDay to Recognize First Generation College Students and Allies

Today, on May 30, 2014 first generation students and allies are helping to raise awareness of what it’s like being a first generation college student in the first ever #ProofPointDay. The idea for the campaign came from Chastity Lord, the current CEO of Achievement First Public Charter Schools in New York City.

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Meet Juel and Julian

Juel, 7, attends H.D. Cooke Elementary School. He is in first grade. At FLOC, Juel goes to the Tuesday Night Reading program and has been at FLOC since October 2013.

In his free time, Juel likes to play soccer with his friends and build Legos. Before tutoring, in the student room, he likes to play Jenga with his brother Julian. Juel’s favorite subjects in school are gym and math.

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