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Everybody Wins DC Everybody Wins DC helps children thrive by building connections through reading. When children share a joyful reading experience with someone who cares, they build the skills, confidence, and curiosity to help them succeed in the classroom and beyond.
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11/03/2020
When We All Vote

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Update on DC Public Schools’ reopening plan:
11/03/2020
DCPS Reopen Strong - DCPS Reopen Strong

Update on DC Public Schools’ reopening plan:

Our Commitment While engaging our community throughout the summer, we heard a resounding focus on prioritizing safety, maximizing learning – whether in school or at home, and providing equitable access to resources and supports. We are committed to delivering on these expectations and through cont...

This election season, we're excited to share a special Family Workshop on civil liberties with our partners at Dentons P...
11/02/2020

This election season, we're excited to share a special Family Workshop on civil liberties with our partners at Dentons Public Policy!

Civil Liberties: Exercising Your Rights
Date: Wednesday, November 4 at 5PM
Zoom Event Link: https://bit.ly/34CewXd
Event Passcode: 1995!

About Family Workshops

Family Workshops connect parents and guardians with Everybody Wins DC partners to provide learning opportunities on topics ranging from literacy, child development, financial planning, college and career awareness, and more!

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Thank you JO Cardinals + J.O. Wilson PTA!📚 Everybody Wins DC is grateful for the opportunity to place books into the han...
10/29/2020

Thank you JO Cardinals + J.O. Wilson PTA!📚

Everybody Wins DC is grateful for the opportunity to place books into the hands of students to grow their libraries at home!

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Rainy days are made for reading! We are so excited to have Everybody Wins DC join in today’s JO Cardinals Community Outreach event. They will be providing plenty of free books for our students and community. #StillSoaring

Lift off! 🚀 EWDC is partnering with Blue Origin for an out-of-this-world StoryTime celebrating space and honoring female...
10/29/2020

Lift off! 🚀 EWDC is partnering with Blue Origin for an out-of-this-world StoryTime celebrating space and honoring female STEM leadership.

Thurs, Oct. 29 at 3:30pm EST
Leaders in Space Exploration w/ Blue Origin
Book selection: Moon’s First Friends

Join Zoom Meeting: https://bit.ly/34CewXd
Passcode: 1995!

Power Readers (formerly known as Power Lunch) is now in session!We have expanded the program beyond our traditional lunc...
10/29/2020

Power Readers (formerly known as Power Lunch) is now in session!

We have expanded the program beyond our traditional lunch hour to bring the power of shared reading to more students, and at times that better align with families’ needs, hence the reason for the name change.

Nevaeh and her mentor, Laverne (NEA Today) were a part of our first cohort of Power Readers to log into their virtual reading sessions this week.

The two hadn't seen each other since program ended early in March, but you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at them. It was all smiles during their first virtual session. 

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Did you know Everybody Wins DC has a virtual book club? Join today for our monthly recommended reads & engaging topics w...
10/26/2020

Did you know Everybody Wins DC has a virtual book club? Join today for our monthly recommended reads & engaging topics with members of our group.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of our next choice. Speaking of choices, help us select the next book for November.☺️📖 bit.ly/3mtfpaR

Thank you to everyone who attended our very first wine tasting, UnWined: The Virtual Tasting Experience!It was a pleasur...
10/24/2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our very first wine tasting, UnWined: The Virtual Tasting Experience!

It was a pleasure to be together for such a connected virtual event. 3 fantastic wines, great guests and expert explanations from our friends Brian, Sharon and Bob at Barrel Oak Winery.

If you would like to learn more about Barrel Oak Winery or purchase their signature wine visit: www.BarrelOak.com

‪Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more exciting events and EWDC news: http://bit.ly/2PkGXDa‬

Everybody Wins DC www.everybodywinsdc.org

10/23/2020
DC Water

Tune into a special reading of “Wendy, Where Does Our Wastewater Go?” by DC Water.

10/21/2020
DC Water

Congratulations to our partners DC Water on the launch of their new book, “Wendy, Where Does Our Wastewater Go?”

We’ve marked our calendars and will be tuned into the story time reading on Friday, October 23 at 9:45am.

Learn more about their new book and the upcoming story time below! #ImagineADayWithoutWater💦

#ImagineADayWithoutWater includes wastewater treatment too! Today, we are excited to announce the publication of an exciting read that brings awareness to this ever-important process.

To celebrate how we all should #valuewater, we're going on Facebook Live this Friday for a virtual storytime! Everyone's invited, so mark your calendars for 10/23, at 9:45 am.

If you can't make it, don't worry! We're giving away some free copies to💧! Click the link for more information: https://www.dcwater.com/imagine-a-day-2020

📚🚀Shared Reading...in Space👩‍🚀🌚 Everybody Wins DC is excited to be blasting off into the 2020-2021 school year with our ...
10/20/2020

📚🚀Shared Reading...in Space👩‍🚀🌚

Everybody Wins DC is excited to be blasting off into the 2020-2021 school year with our partners at Blue Origin, a private spaceflight company. You’ll have the opportunity to send a postcard to space and take shared reading to new heights (literally)!

Students of all ages can create a postcard answering the following prompt: "Earth needs space because..."

Postcards should be mailed to Everybody Wins DC by November 30th to be scheduled for the next flight into space. Click here for more information: https://bit.ly/37r4zxS

Lift off!🚀

10/19/2020
Jabari Jumps | Shared Reading Library

A NEW read aloud has been added to the Everybody Wins DC Shared Reading Library. Today, our friend Laura reads "Jabari Jumps," a short story that follows little Jabari as he tries to work up the courage to jump off the diving board.

Click the image below to watch the video and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for other great read alouds like this.

Amidon-Bowen Elementary School Robert Brent Elementary School Garrison Elementary School PTO Key School, APS Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School Marie Reed Elementary School John W. Ross Elementary School (Washington, DC) Savoy Elementary School School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens Thomson Elementary School John Tyler Elementary School Walker-Jones Education Campus

Enjoy a special reading of "Jabari Jumps" by Laura. Feedback Let us know what you thought of the story. Be sure to leave a "like" and a "comment" under this ...

Question: I like reading, can I submit a read aloud video of my favorite kid's book to the Shared Reading Library?Yes! E...
10/19/2020

Question: I like reading, can I submit a read aloud video of my favorite kid's book to the Shared Reading Library?

Yes! Everybody Wins DC provides volunteer storytellers guidance every step of the way including: book selection, recording tips and tricks, and a script. Click here for more information to get started: https://bit.ly/2DZEUjq

Hey Parents!EWDC’s StoryTime series continues with a reading of “Hiawatha and the Peacemaker” in acknowledgment of #Indi...
10/13/2020

Hey Parents!

EWDC’s StoryTime series continues with a reading of “Hiawatha and the Peacemaker” in acknowledgment of #IndigenousPeoplesDay.

Today at 4:30pm your child can participate in the interactive StoryTime here: https://zoom.us/j/97434178149
Meeting ID: 974 3417 8149

Amidon-Bowen Elementary School Robert Brent Elementary School Key School, APS Garrison Elementary School PTO Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School Marie Reed Elementary School Savoy Elementary School School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens Thomson Elementary School John Tyler Elementary School John W. Ross Elementary School (Washington, DC) Walker-Jones Education Campus DC Public Library

"It’s important for literary gatekeepers to swap out those funhouse mirrors for the real ones, because fiction is so pow...
10/12/2020
"Readers Are Realizing Their Hunger For Our Stories": Native Literature for Kids and Teens

"It’s important for literary gatekeepers to swap out those funhouse mirrors for the real ones, because fiction is so powerful in shaping how young people make sense of the world around them.

We owe them better explanations of Native histories and circumstances. We owe them more diverse, truthful representations of Native people living in the contemporary world” - author, Christine Day on the need for more authentic stories/accounts of Native experiences in literature. #IndigenousPeoplesDay

On the growth of Native literature for young readers and teens, from Native authors and storytellers.

October 12 is #IndigenousPeoplesDay! Today, we join the people and states celebrating this native-led movement by readin...
10/12/2020
#IndigenousReads by Indigenous Writers: A Children’s Reading List

October 12 is #IndigenousPeoplesDay! Today, we join the people and states celebrating this native-led movement by reading books from indigenous authors.

These curated books offer an unbiased and non-stereotypical perspective of native people:

Only 1% of the children’s books published in the U.S. in 2016 featured Indigenous characters, and even fewer (1/4 of the 1% = 8 books…

10/06/2020
In My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination | Shared Reading Library

Who's ready for an afternoon read aloud? We're joined by our friend Jessica for a special reading of "In My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination" by Jo Witek.

Grab your favorite snack, find a comfy spot to sit and enjoy! This read aloud is sure to get your own imagination going! Watch full video here: https://youtu.be/dTQjFBrpQA4

Amidon-Bowen Elementary School Robert Brent Elementary School Key School, APS Garrison Elementary School PTO Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School Marie Reed Elementary School Savoy Elementary School School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens Thomson Elementary School John Tyler Elementary School John W. Ross Elementary School (Washington, DC) Walker-Jones Education Campus

The response to our ‘virtual’ wine tasting has been so great that we’ve added MORE tickets!But you better hurry! The dea...
10/05/2020

The response to our ‘virtual’ wine tasting has been so great that we’ve added MORE tickets!

But you better hurry! The deadline to place your order is October 10.🍷💻 That’s 5 days away!

So, what's included in my wine package?

🍷A link to the Zoom happy hour wine tasting experience on October 22 led by Barrel Oak Winery from 6-7pm

🍷3 wines: 2019 Seyval Blanc, 2017 BOWHaus Red and a 2019 Late Harvest Vidal Blanc ‘shipped right to your doorstep’

And so much more! Click here to learn more or purchase a ticket: bit.ly/UnWinedEvent

Yesterday, we kicked off our very first Virtual StoryTime of the school year. Students joined us on Zoom for an interact...
10/02/2020

Yesterday, we kicked off our very first Virtual StoryTime of the school year. Students joined us on Zoom for an interactive reading of "Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré" in honor of #LatinxHeritageMonth,

In the session, we talked about the importance of #LatinxHeritageMonth, learned about New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, while learning several new Spanish words along the way.

Thank you to our guest readers, Renee (Cornerstone Research) and Hope (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) for joining us!

More StoryTimes to come! Click here for a listing of StoryTimes scheduled for October: http://bit.ly/StoryTimeReading

To our amazing supporters, THANK YOU! We exceeded our #BacktoSchool campaign goal! And thanks to our generous match cont...
09/30/2020

To our amazing supporters, THANK YOU!

We exceeded our #BacktoSchool campaign goal! And thanks to our generous match contributors, Everybody Wins DC can dedicate over $10,000 to support our NEW and IMPROVED shared reading programs.

If you did not get a chance to make a donation, it is not too late! The campaign will remain open until midnight. Your donations, no matter the size, will provide the highest quality programming to our kids and families at a time when they need it most.

https://bit.ly/EWDCBack2School

In honor of #LatinxHeritageMonth, Everybody Wins DC presents a StoryTime reading of "Planting Stories: The Life of Libra...
09/30/2020

In honor of #LatinxHeritageMonth, Everybody Wins DC presents a StoryTime reading of "Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré."

StoryTime kicks off at 12:30pm today! There are a few slots open. Parents/caregivers can register a child here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4855513

A full house! The first Everybody Wins DC information session of the school year welcomed 40 new and familiar faces to l...
09/28/2020

A full house! The first Everybody Wins DC information session of the school year welcomed 40 new and familiar faces to learn more about the line up of new and improved shared reading programs offered to volunteers.

Interested in learning more about our programs, volunteering or partnering with EWDC? Email [email protected] or stay tuned for dates on the next information sessions.

www.everybodywinsdc.org

The 14th annual Lawyers for Literacy trivia competition brings together the region's leading law firms for an incredible...
09/26/2020

The 14th annual Lawyers for Literacy trivia competition brings together the region's leading law firms for an incredible night of trivia and entertainment all to benefit Everybody Wins DC shared reading programs. This year, the event will be held exclusively on Zoom, Thursday, November 12, from 6-7:30pm.

Fair warning, this isn't your ordinary trivia competition. Even your law degree(s) won't prepare you for this line of questioning, so assemble your best team.

Last year, newcomers Bloomberg Law walked away with the coveted title of "Litterae Magister." Will they hold onto the title or will another team take it from them? Time will tell.

To register a team or learn about sponsorship opportunities, email Julian Gross at [email protected].

1st Place Lawyers for Liteacy Winners!

From Goodnight Zoom to Oh the Places You Won’t Go, artist Stefanie Trilling's book cover parodies are spot-on and hilari...
09/23/2020
A mother's COVID-19 children's book parodies go viral

From Goodnight Zoom to Oh the Places You Won’t Go, artist Stefanie Trilling's book cover parodies are spot-on and hilarious!

If you could create a COVID-19 inspired children’s book what would you name it?

New York City mother of two Stefanie Trilling is aiming to bring a little joy to the world during the pandemic by parodying classic children's book covers. A lawyer by training with no artistic background, her paintings have gone viral on social media. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson spoke to Tril...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will always be remembered for her fervent fight for equality, equity, fairness, and justice. Thank y...
09/19/2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will always be remembered for her fervent fight for equality, equity, fairness, and justice. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with our students.

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During Women’s History Month, author, Debbie Levy interviewed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as part of EWDC’s StoryTime program. Levy used her biographical picture book, "Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark" as background for their conversation about Justice Ginsburg's childhood, education and legal career leading up to her position on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Click here to view the full event: https://bit.ly/2RJxqo2

Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month!Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15-October 15 and recog...
09/15/2020

Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15-October 15 and recognizes the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture.

Why does Hispanic Heritage Month begin on September 15? It is the independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, who declared their independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize declared their independence on the 16th, 18th, and 21st, respectively.

In recent years, organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign have adopted the term “Latinx” rather than Hispanic or Latino to represent the identities of non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender-expansive people. “Latinx” also centers the lives of indigenous, Brazilian and other non-Spanish speaking people in this celebration.
Thus, we will be celebrating this month’s Hispanic Heritage Month and Latinx Heritage Month together.

On the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Google Doodle celebrates Puerto Rican civil rights pioneer and business own...
09/15/2020
Celebrating Felicitas Mendez

On the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Google Doodle celebrates Puerto Rican civil rights pioneer and business owner Felicitas Mendez. The ruling in her 1946 lawsuit paved the way for desegregation in public schools in California. Read more:

Celebrating Felicitas Mendez #GoogleDoodle

Amazon.com is partnering with Everybody Wins DC to help collect brand new books for our students this school year. Now t...
09/14/2020

Amazon.com is partnering with Everybody Wins DC to help collect brand new books for our students this school year. Now through September 28, visit the Amazon bookstore in Georgetown or Bethesda to participate in the fall book drive.

Not sure what students are reading? No problem! Amazon is highlighting 5 titles that will be specially discounted for customers to donate, listed below:

1. Whose Knees Are These?
2. Along the Tapajós
3. The Rainbow Fish (board book edition)
4. 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
5. Artemis Fowl (graphic novel edition)

We also have a wishlist of titles personally curated by students in our program: https://amzn.to/32ta77Y

Homebound because of “social distancing,” but still looking for ways to give back to your community? Read stories to chi...
09/13/2020

Homebound because of “social distancing,” but still looking for ways to give back to your community?

Read stories to children virtually by participating in our Shared Reading Library program. Here’s how:

https://bit.ly/2DZEUjq

"We bring power to stories by telling them and encouraging young people to talk to us about what they're reading. Simila...
09/09/2020
No Reading, No Peace: The Power Of Black Stories Out Loud

"We bring power to stories by telling them and encouraging young people to talk to us about what they're reading. Similarly, not reading aloud to kids is like giving them lightbulbs that are only partially lit."

Reading aloud provides a number of opportunities and benefits for children of all ages, from strengthening their vocabulary to increasing their attention span, and even deepening their understanding of the world around them.

The difference between owning a book by a Black author and experiencing its power lies in reading it aloud — particularly for kids' books, which can help kids speak up about their own experiences.

09/09/2020
Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area-CFCNCA

We’re so excited for the upcoming #CFC cycle! Thank you to the many federal retirees who help bring the benefits of shared reading to our students & families with their generous pledges! ❤️📚

Hey, federal retirees! Are you looking to make an impact in your community, across the Nation, or around the world? The Combined Federal Campaign allows you to continue your service and support the causes you care about. Make a CFC pledge through your annuity beginning Sept. 21 at cfcnca.GiveCFC.org

09/08/2020
I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem | Shared Reading Report

Who's ready for an afternoon StoryTime? We're joined by our friend Savannah for a special reading of "I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem" by Jamie Lee Curtis.

"I’m Gonna Like Me" is a story about self-empowerment. Through simple statements, the book allows children to see their own value and worth. In addition, the colorful illustrations and funky font make the book very unique.

Grab your favorite snack, find a comfy spot to sit and enjoy!

Amidon-Bowen Elementary School Robert Brent Elementary School Key School, APS Garrison Elementary School PTO Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School Marie Reed Elementary School Savoy Elementary School School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens Thomson Elementary School John Tyler Elementary School John W. Ross Elementary School (Washington, DC) Walker-Jones Education Campus

Enjoy a special reading of "I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem" by Savannah Powers. Feedback Let us know what you thought of the story. Be s...

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About Everybody Wins DC

It doesn’t matter what neighborhood a child is from, what his/her test scores are, or what their parents do for a living. Every child faces challenges. Every child needs support.

Everybody Wins DC (EWDC) helps children thrive by building connections through reading. When children share a joyful reading experience with someone who cares, they build the skills, confidence, and curiosity to help them succeed in the classroom and beyond.

The idea behind our mission is simple and straightforward, yet it brings about powerful change: by connecting a child with a caring adult over a book, everyone’s lives get better - Everybody wins!


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Here's some virtual pizza for AJ and all the School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens students and mentors! Woo!!!!!