WTEF addresses the dangers children face, and the opportunities they deserve, in the often empty after-school and summer hours. Located in Ward 7 where virtually all participants live, it offers a free, intensive academic, life-skills, and tennis instruction program: homework help, individualized math and reading instruction, STEM robotics, mentoring, presentations on community safety and health, college and career preparation, and 90 minutes of tennis daily. The summer program is free as is a game-based education and tennis program that serves students in 13 DC public and charter schools. Year to year, 100% of WTEF youth complete homework daily and advance to the next grade; 84% are at or above grade level in math and English; 90% have robust exercise four times weekly. All seniors enter post-secondary programs with financial aid and/or scholarships and a change in prospects that lasts a lifetime.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 4

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide

Age Groups Served: Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Latino/Hispanic; Other

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students

Schools They Work In: DC Prep - Edgewood Campus; DC Prep - Benning Campus; Houston ES; Kenilworth ES; Kimball ES; Ludlow-Taylor ES; Maury ES; ML King ES; Miner ES; Nalle ES; Payne ES; Plummer ES; Randle Highlands; River Terrace ES; Simon ES; Smothers ES; MC Terrell ES; Tyler ES; Winston ES; Browne ED. Center; Eliot Jr. High; Friendship; Ron Brown MS; Stuart-Hobson MS; John Sousa MS

Awards & Recognition

Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management - 2010
USTA Community Tennis Association of the Year - 2010
EXCEL Leadership Award - 2009
USTA National Junior Tennis League Chapter of the Year - 2003 & 2006
USTA Organization of the Year - 2000


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Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for Washington Tennis & Education Foundation is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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