in the Community – November 2017 Edition

Happy Holidays! This month, we’ve been showing gratitude for DC students, families, andour entire community. From honoring DC Champions to coat drives and potlucks, the DC community relations team has been busy this November. Take a look at what happened last month with in the Community.

Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis Honored at DC Champions DinnerOn November 30, Dr.Charlene Drew Jarvis,a trusted DCadvisor and former board member, washonored at DC’s Champions Dinner. Dr. Jarvis has been incredibly influential in our efforts to increase family and community engagement andcollaboration with District education leaders. We’re so thankful to have true champions like Dr. Jarvis, and so many others, paving the way for DC students and a brighter and more equitable District of Columbia.

DC Parents Work with DC Public Charter School Board and DC PAVEWe’re excited to have two DC parents beselected to begin working with the D.C. charter and education communities to bring about important initiatives for students. Mr. Reggie Workman will join team as a Ward 8 parent leader and Ms. Shaniola Arowalaju will represent DC as a member of the DC Public Charter School Board’s Parent and Alumni Leadership Council. Congratulations!

Ward 7 Community Coat DriveAlongside DC parent Ms. Veda Rasheed, the DC community relations team spent the day volunteering at the Ward 7 Community Coat Drive Giveaway! In conjunction with other community partners, coaches, and families,the event provided families with warm coats and hats for the winter months! If you would like to donate or learn more, please contact community relations manager Nathan Woods.

Girls on the Run 5KOn November 19, students and staff from DC Quest Academy attended and completed the ‘‘ 5Krace! Over the course of ten long weeks, students worked and trained with the D.C. based organization to develop essential skills to help them navigate the world and establish a long-term appreciation for health and fitness!

Thanksgiving at DCWe’re showing gratitude! Throughout the month our schools showed their gratitudefor one another through potlucks, gratitude walls, and holiday decorating. Special thanks to volunteers from who helped our staffdistribute turkeys at the DC Webb Campus!

We’re thankful to work alongside so many terrific students, families, staff, and communitypartners toward thecommon goal of college and lives of choice. Together, we are stronger. Check back next month to see what the community relations team has been up to across D.C. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out toAlthea Holford,Brandon Best,orNathan Woodswith questions or to learn more aboutwhere DC is in the community.

Posted on December 1, 2017 in Community