Making a Difference in D.C.

A former program manager with Communities In Schools describes the impact of our program in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer is a former program manager with Communities In Schools of Washington, D.C. During her time in this position, she became very familiar with the Children Incorporated program, and the impact that it has on students and their families. We work with Communities In Schools (CIS), a school dropout prevention organization, not only in our nation’s capital, but also in Richmond, Virginia; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Detroit, Michigan. Thanks to our partnership with CIS, we […]

The Impact of Optimism

A positive-minded brand gives back to Children Incorporated

At Children Incorporated, we’re used to positive people who want to make a difference. That’s one of the best things about our jobs here — meeting other people who share our passions. But every so often, someone surprises us with a creative way to give back, and inspires us to look at the world in a new and different light. We should choose to live our lives more optimistically, lovingly, and in a more caring […]

Fruits and Vegetables Blossom in the Middle of a Food Desert

It’s hard to imagine a lack of food in the nation’s capital – but there is one. A “food desert” is a place where fresh fruit and vegetables can’t be purchased, and Washington, D.C. is just such a place. Large parts of the city – specifically the poorer parts – don’t have grocery stores. Instead, they have corner markets where one can purchase snacks and some canned goods, but not nutritious whole foods. “If families […]