We like to think of public education as the great equalizer, leveling the unequal fields on which our children's lives unfold. But it doesn't always work that way: a dispiriting combination of limited possibilities and unlimited obstacles sometimes deepens, instead of mending, the disparities. Expanding from its base in Shaw and Columbia Heights, For Love of Children now opens opportunities for hundreds of children and teens from across DC, offering carefully paced, one-on-one tutoring that brings students to grade-level proficiency in reading and math. After-school workshops teach teamwork, leadership, and community service; and a powerful Outdoor Education Center offers enjoyable challenges. Professional ACT and SAT prep, along with intensive college workshops that teach seniors how to navigate the complex application and financial aid process, all help them get safely to the next stage of the journey. The aim is to make sure that kids stay connected to their education, graduate from high school, pursue college or vocational school, and arrive at adulthood positioned for success. You can join them on their journey.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17)

Population(s) Served: Students

Schools They Work In: Aiton Elementary School


  • High school graduation rate (or GED completion rate) of your students:   100%
  • Number of volunteers who work with your organization annually:   390
  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) your organization serves annually:   550

Awards & Recognition

FLOC raised the most money of any nonprofit in the region via the “Give to the Max” day, a 24-house online fundraising campaign championed by Razoo, The United way and the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, on November 9, 2011. On June 6, 2013, FLOC again raised the most money in the second year’s event, United Way’s “Do More 24” campaign.

Tim Payne, FLOC’s Executive Director, received the Essence of Leadership Award at the April 2012 Greater DC Cares Impact Summit, as was honored at the Center for Non Profit Advancement 2013 Gelman, Rosenberg and Freeman Excel Awards.

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Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for For Love of Children is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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