Coming Together for a Brighter Future


The holidays are a time for friends, family, and neighbors to come together around warm meals and good company. At Martha’s Table, our community comes together every day to build a brighter future for children and families in Washington, D.C. Here’s how:

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Good for the Body, Good for the Soul: An Interview with Floratina Coles

Caron Gremont, our Director of Healthy Eating, recently sat down with Floratina Coles, a.k.a. Ms Flo, our Assistant Director of Prepared Foods. Check out these excerpts from their conversation: Caron: You’ve worked as professional chef in many different roles, you cook for hundreds of our neighbors every day, and the dishes you prepare for staff […]

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New Joyful Food Markets Expand Access to Healthy Food

This fall, we opened Joyful Food Markets in 10 new elementary schools east of the Anacostia River, bringing our grand total to 39 markets and reaching more D.C. children and families than ever before. At a Joyful Food Market, families shop for fresh produce and pantry staples at no cost. Meanwhile, our chef educators engage […]

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Home in the District: An Interview with Amber Robles-Gordon

Kara Riche, Martha’s Table’s Assistant Director of Community Outreach, recently chatted with Amber Robles-Gordon, an artist and curator who is leading the selection of all pieces of art for The Commons, as well as providing a signature fiber-art installation. Here is what she had to say: Kara: Tell me about how you got started as […]

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Pre-K Promotion Ceremony Celebrates Young Students and their Families


Congratulations to DC’s newest class of graduates! We are so proud of our young students in our Toddler and Preschool classes, who are moving onto the next stage in their lifelong journey of learning. This year’s graduation was themed after Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, a perfect way to celebrate the limitless potential […]

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Healthy Connections Students Showcase a Summer of Self-Expression

Photos by Kaliq Crosby Last week, we capped off the conclusion of our Healthy Connections summer programming with a pair of showcases where students shared the hard work they put in throughout the summer on a variety of creative projects. At their Tales from the Big Chair event at the Anacostia Arts Center, students exhibited […]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Commemorates Beginning of Ward 8 Center’s Construction


The ground is “officially” broken on the Commons at Stanton Square, our new center in Ward 8! Although crews from Whiting-Turner have been hard at work clearing land and laying foundation for months, we marked the beginning of construction on our new site with a special ceremony on Tuesday, May 9th. We were honored to […]

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Listen to Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer on Add Passion and Stir!


Martha’s Table’s CEO Patty Stonesifer recently guest-starred on the Add Passion and Stir podcast to discuss her path to social activism and how the lessons she learned in the private sector are helping Martha’s Table stand with our neighbors. Patty is joined by fellow guest Nora Poullion, organic cooking pioneer, and host Billy Shore, founder […]

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Families Celebrate the Joy of Reading at Literacy Night


For Family Literacy Night 2017, Martha’s Table transformed into Camp S’More! Students and their families enjoyed the great outdoors (and indoors) with fun activities designed to promote literacy, while taking new books home to build their home libraries. The evening began with our students casting off. Young anglers were assigned words, and fished for the […]

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New Video Highlights Healthy Start Program


Created by our friends at Symbio Studios, our newest video highlights our high-quality Healthy Start education program. Check it out below, and learn more about Healthy Start here!

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Students Celebrate Black History Month


Black History Month at Martha’s Table was an opportunity for our Healthy Start students to celebrate culture and learn about the foundational role that African Americans have played in our country’s history. Throughout the month of February, our students focused on social change. After learning about heroes of the Civil Rights Movement who successfully advocated […]

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Healthy Start Moms and Dads Graduate from Parenting Journey


Martha’s Table’s newest class of graduates are not who you might expect. Far from just picking up their ABC’s and arithmetic, these grads actually picked up their children from our Healthy Start classrooms after their graduation ceremony! That’s because they were graduating from the Parenting Journey, a parent education curriculum designed to empower parents to […]

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Washington, D.C.—February 16, 2017—Today Jubilee Housing and Martha’s Table, two of D.C.’s most storied nonprofits, announced a partnership to provide, at the historic Maycroft Apartments in Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, 64 affordable homes coupled with critical services that will be available to building residents as well as to other vulnerable families across Northwest D.C. Jubilee […]

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Washington, D.C. – LIFT, a national organization dedicated to ending intergenerational poverty, and Martha’s Table, focused on supporting stronger children, families and communities through education, healthy food and family supports, have collaborated to provide financial and career coaching for parents and caregivers of young children. The new partnership will link parents of children enrolled in […]

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Valentine’s Day at Martha’s Table

Valentine’s Day celebrations at Martha’s Table were a blast! Families, students, donors and teachers participated in games, photo booths and art and crafts projects! Over the last week, our Healthy Start students celebrated with the Valentine’s Ball, and our Out of School Time Programming students participated in a community service project to make Valentine’s Cards. […]

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