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Community Minute: Safe housing for women seeking shelter in Washington, D.C.

Open Arms Housing (OAH) is a non-profit organization that seeks resources for, and transforms the lives of, women who have lived in the shelters and on the streets of Washington D.C.

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Community Minute: Empowering young men in Washington, D.C., through artistic expression

Life Pieces To Masterpieces provides opportunities for African-American males in greater Washington, D.C., by developing character, unlocking potential, and empowering them to transform their lives and communities.

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Community Minute: Lodging for families of military members near medical treatment facilities

Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers.

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88.3 Ocean City: Help for Delmarva residents in search of scholarship funds

The Delmarva Education Foundation (DEF) is a nonprofit organization in Salisbury, Md., working to improve college access and success for residents on the lower Delmarva Peninsula.

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Community Minute: Pairing developing readers with experienced in-classroom volunteers

AARP Experience Corps is a literacy intervention program which pairs adults aged 50 and older with lagging readers in underperforming schools.

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Community Minute: Language instruction for immigrants in the Washington, D.C., region

Language ETC (LETC) offers English and literacy training to low-income adult immigrants in the greater Washington area using volunteer teachers and tutors.

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Community Minute: Teaching academic and life skills through outdoor education

City Kids Wilderness Project is a nonprofit organization outdoor education program for underserved and at-risk inner-city youths from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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Community Minute: Mobilizing men to create a violence-free culture

Men Can Stop Rape is a nonprofit organization which works to mobilize men to use their strength to create cultures free of violence, especially men’s violence against women.

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88.3 Ocean City: Grief counseling for children dealing with loss

Supporting Kidds is a nonprofit organization working to help grieving children and their families, and to empower the greater community to support them in the grieving process.

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Community Minute: Preparing students in grades 8-12 for success in college

College Bound offers academic enrichment and resources to help public and public charter school students in grades 8-12 prepare for and succeed in college.

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