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Community Minute: Empowering District Students To Stay In School And Prepare For The Future

Every day, approximately 7,000 students, nationwide, drop out of high school*. Communities in Schools (CIS) of the Nation’s Capital works to foster a community of support to empower students in the District to stay in school and prepare for life.

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88.3 Ocean City: Ensuring a healthy start for children at risk

Research from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture shows that children growing up in families facing economic stress are at substantial risk for poor health, academic underachievement, and neglect.* Kody's Kids, Inc., focuses on basic needs and educational development of young children in Rehoboth Beach.

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Mentors and workshops to promote positive self-perception in adolescent girls

Adolescent self-esteem can be affected by several factors, including body image, puberty, family life and interactions with peers. One local organization is dedicated to boosting self-esteem of adolescent girls through education and mentorship.

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Community Minute: Scholarships And Academic Assistance For Latino Students In D.C.

The Latino Student Fund provides academic and financial support to Hispanic students in the District.

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Community Minute: Career Exploration And College Planning For Students In Wards 7 & 8

College & Career Connections (CCC) helps youth in the District graduate from high school and pursue higher education.

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88.3 Ocean City: Treatment for adults and children with mental illnesses

Crossroads Community, Inc. provides support individuals with mental illnesses.

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Supportive services for victims of domestic violence available in Northern Virginia

The Northern Virginia Coalition (NOVACO) helps homeless survivors of domestic abuse become healthy, secure, and self-sufficient through community collaboration to provide housing, education, childcare, housing and mentoring.

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88.3 Ocean City: Protecting the environment of the Delmarva coast

Known for its rich soils and productive waters, the Delmarva coastal area is a fragile ecosystem that supports vibrant farming, fishing, and tourism industries. Yet recent years have witnessed increasing development pressure as poorly planned growth threatens the area’s environmental health, rural character, and high quality of life.

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A walk in memory of the victims of Sept. 11 attacks

On the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Americans across the country are paying tribute to the victims and to their families. In Washington, D.C., people of all faiths are gathering to honor the memory of the victims and striving to unite D.C. residents through remembrance and community service activities.

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Helping homeless individuals and families in Northern Virginia

Homelessness in the Washington, D.C., region has risen 2 percent and family homelessness has increased 9.5 percent since 2007, according to the Washington Area Council of Governments.* One local organization is working to reverse the trend and get homeless individuals and families back on their feet.

*Statistic from the Washington Area Council of Governments, January 2011.

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