After three decades of partnership, the people of Wellington Park trust Horton's Kids, so when in-person programming was suspended, no one considered closing the doors. The families here (average annual income under $10,000) are among the most adversely affected by a public health crisis. School closings meant the loss of nourishing food and left children at risk of falling further behind in their studies. An emergency food pantry (and supplies) helped meet basic needs, while case managers and therapists offered families advice about receiving aid checks, filing for unemployment, and getting access to medical care. Trained staff and volunteers connected with children virtually, providing coaching and motivation to complete schoolwork. Hopeful about the ability to reopen in person, Horton's Kids will resume its tutoring, mentoring, and post-secondary success work, serving 500 children (and their families) – and being the lifeline they deserve.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 6
Where They Operate: DC-Ward 8; Wellington Park
Age Groups Served: Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49)
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Students; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members
Schools They Work In: KIPP DC; Excel Academy PCS; Imagine Southeast PCS; Richard Wright PCS; Democracy Prep; Thurgood Marshall Academy
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Awards & Recognition
"Best Nonprofit" in the Washington City Paper Best of DC Readers Poll - 2012 & 2013
The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management - 2011
- Horton's Kids celebrates 25 years of helping children
Fri Feb 14 2014, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
The organization helps more than 500 children annually and has helped thousands through community outreach programs in low-income neighborhoods.
- Readers' Poll: Best Non-Profit 2012
Thu Mar 29 2012, Washington City Paper
FIRST PLACE: Horton's Kids
- Wharton Team Cruises to Win 23rd Annual Ultimate 4 Basketball Tournament
Mon Feb 27 2012, The Wharton Journal
The tournament serves two purposes. The first, and most important, is to raise $10,000 for Horton's Kids, a DC-based nonprofit ...
- Learning Matters: A Conversation with Horton's Kids
Fri Dec 16 2011, Learning Matters
In late 2011, Learning Matters web producer Ted Bauer talked with three members of the Horton's Kids team about the organization's focus ...
- US Education Secretary Visiting Horton's Kids Tutoring Session Today
Wed Dec 7 2011, Examiner
US Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits with Horton's Kids participants to get a first-hand look at how the organization uses CFC funds.
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