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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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FLOC Holiday Letter

December 2018 Dear Friend, As the new Executive Director of For Love of Children (FLOC), I write this letter to you today with gratitude.  Every day I watch our students gain confidence in their math and reading skills, earn acceptance into colleges they never thought…

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Forensic FLOC Friday

On November 2nd, we welcomed our students and families to take part of our first ever FLOC Friday! In partnership with the National Law Enforcement Museum, students participated in a Fingerprints and Impressions workshop, where they were exposed to this sub-field of Forensic Science! During…

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Leaders In Action at the OEC

By Deidra Goodwin At the Outdoor Education Center, we speak challenge. Sometimes the ways we encourage our Leaders in Action students to challenge themselves is in action, other times it is in thought. This academic year we have been taking both those approaches, true to…

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Why I Support FLOC

By Matt Blocher (board member) Why Do I Support FLOC? For many years before I had children, I spent a lot of my free time volunteering for various organization, including leading the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at my firm.  Despite the fact that I knew…

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