Too often, poverty, poor academic performance, low graduation rates, and unemployment go hand-in-hand. But in the Shaw community of DC, 100 students have an alternative, a “home away from home” where they can tackle reading, math, science, and social studies and take charge of their futures. At New Community for Children kids in grades K-4 focus on core skills, receive homework help, work with a tutor, and read with a reading buddy. Activities for grades 5-12 are designed to enrich and enhance reading, writing, speaking, math, and science skills; photography, dance, gardening, entrepreneurship and college and career exploration round out the program. Family engagement is essential, and workshops aid parents in combating summer learning loss and building reading skills. In addition, NCFC empowers families to make choices about education, working closely with interested students as they apply for financial aid and transition to private, parochial, or charter schools that offer more rigorous college preparatory programs. College is the goal for all NCFC students. With your support, it can be their reality.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 5; Shaw/Mt. Vernon Square

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

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Students

Awards & Recognition



  • No stories found

Budget (FY2012)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for New Community for Children is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

If you like New Community for Children you might also like