Practical educational and civic transformation.

Let’s Walk to Lower Blood Pressure and Build Bridges

The DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative is making steady progress in recruiting new volunteers and creating a public campaign to get a tutor or mentor for each of the 60,000+ students reading below grade level or with other academic or non-academic needs. However, progress is slower than we would like and we are committed to trying new approaches with the goal of making a greater impact. We believe that the sense of self-efficacy, teamwork and…
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Spotlight: Jan’s Tutoring House

Jan’s Tutoring House www.janstutoringhouse.org Fueled by the belief that education is a shared responsibility and that students should be challenged to meet their full potential, Jan’s Tutoring House has been fostering positive character development in the District’s youth for twenty five years. Founded by political activist and public servant, Jan Eichhorn, in March of 1990, Jan’s Tutoring House originally operated under the name Friends of Tyler School, a reflection of the organization’s relationship with mentoring…
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Thanksgiving 2016

Thank you to our organizational partners and to the people who have volunteered with us. Thank you for trusting us. Thank you for sharing your time, your imagination and vision. We hope that we can honor your trust. To family and friends, old and new, thanks for all your encouragement and support. To our “fellow travelers,” people who are taking risks to make a better world, doing their best to use their hearts and their…
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David Brooks: Can People Change (and get more involved in their communities) after Middle Age?

We at DCTMI spend a good deal of time thinking about how to engage different demographic groups in our work to get a tutor or mentor for the 60,000+ students in DC who need extra help.  In neighborhoods like Columbia Heights and NoMa, most people who sign up with us are in their 20s and 30s, but we also believe we can do much more to engage active retirees and older people who often have…
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