No Place for Homeless Kids in D.C.

Our volunteer coordinator at John Hayden Johnson Middle School explains the struggles of impoverished families in our nation’s capital

* Note: This blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although much has changed regarding our sponsored children’s learning experience in the past months, our On the Road stories remain relevant in regards to our volunteer coordinator’s work and the impact of sponsorship on children in our program thanks to our sponsors. We are pleased to continue to share stories with you about our work. *** It’s difficult to comprehend that children can continue […]

Connecting Kids with Resources They Need

Moten Elementary School in Washington, D.C. is part of a citywide initiative to support students who are living in poverty

Parents who are raising kids while living in poverty often don’t have much time to participate in their children’s lives like other parents might. Instead of driving them to piano practice or to the soccer field, parents who struggle to make ends meet are working long hours or multiple jobs — or trying to find resources in their free time to provide food and clothing for their families. “One-hundred-percent of students at our affiliated project, […]

Connecting Communities Through School

At Hart Middle School, a unique program pushes to bring children and adults together to support education

Hart Middle School in Washington, D.C. is located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Ward 8. The school serves 357 students in grades sixth through eighth. Its student demographics are 98% black, 1% Hispanic/Latino, and 1% other. Seventy-four percent of the children come from within the district boundary. Twenty-one percent receive special education services — and 100% of students are considered economically disadvantaged. “Our Volunteer Coordinator at Hart Middle is named Ashley. She has been […]

Overcoming Personal Challenges in D.C.

School administrators at Cardozo Education Campus help students who come from difficult backgrounds

Washington D.C. boasts some of the highest rents in the country and is home to many wealthy Americans. Yet, for many families, food security and affordable housing are constant issues. In areas where our affiliated project is located, there are often more convenience stores than grocery stores with healthy food items. In terms of housing, rent in D.C. tends to be higher than the national average. A family is considered rent overburdened when they pay […]

Celebrating Our Successes

Thanks to our amazing supporters, 2018 was a big year for Children Incorporated

As we reach the end of the year 2018, we want to take time to reflect on what we have been able to accomplish, thanks to our amazing sponsors and donors, over the past year. Because of our supporters around the globe, not only have we provided basic needs for thousands of children at nearly 300 affiliated projects through our sponsorship program, but we have also funded dozens of special programs that expand our reach […]

The Realities of Urban Poverty

A look at our Inner City Division

In our experience, we at Children Incorporated have seen that urban poverty entails many of the same challenges that rural poverty does, including transportation barriers and shortages of affordable housing. There are some difficulties which are specific to families living in urban environments, however — problems that we are currently addressing in the following cities: Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Virginia; Detroit, Michigan; and New Orleans, Louisiana. These challenges include concentrated poverty and crime, inadequate public transportation, […]