An entirely volunteer-run organization, Hands on DC is in the business of producing transformations. Through projects and community engagement activities, the organization has recruited over 26,000 volunteers to improve the physical condition of more than 100 District public schools. Throughout the school year, Hands on DC sponsors “work-a-thons” where volunteers collaborate on over 300 projects at over 30 schools – laying carpet, painting classrooms, sprucing up playgrounds, building library bookshelves, creating container gardens, and more. It also works year-round, organizing Special Events Projects to meet the unique needs of individual schools, sponsoring Clean-out Day to clear junk and facilitate the good use of existing space, and creating Parent Resource Centers to encourage family involvement in the education of their children. Extending its dedication to higher education, Hands on DC partners with Urban Alliance to provide $30,000 in scholarships to DC public school students each year. Hands on DC strengthens the bond between students and their classrooms, between communities and schools. Won't you lend a hand?