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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Every Voice Matters: Empowering Youth East of the River


This summer, Martha’s Table continued setting the stage for our expansion to D.C.’s Ward 8 by engaging high school students east of the Anacostia River with arts education. Through partnerships with Critical Exposure, a photography and youth advocacy organization; Project Create, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding education in the arts; and the generous support of […]

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Seeking Cold Weather Gear Donations


Cold weather is right around the corner! That’s why we’re starting to collect seasonal gear for our neighbors in need. We are looking for new or gently used: Winter jackets Gloves Winter hats Scarves Sleeping bags And more! Please bring any donations to either of our Martha’s Outfitters stores. With your help, we can ensure […]

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Community Members Walk the Runway at Martha’s Outfitters in Historic Anacostia


We had a blast at our July fashion show, where models showed off the fashionable clothing donations received at Martha’s Outfitters in Anacostia. Check out some scenes from the show below:   With music playing and the audience cheering, this model couldn’t help but strike a pose. The audience enjoyed watching frequent shoppers and volunteers […]

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Healthy Start Students and Families Celebrate Family Literacy Night


Family Literacy Night at Martha’s Table was an absolute blast! Complete with games, book giveaways, and even a celebrity appearance, all in attendance had a great time celebrating the joys of literacy. Check out some scenes from the night below: A Healthy Start student flashes his stack of “Literacy Bucks” while waiting to collect some brand […]

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Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer sat down to speak with one of Martha’s Table’s former students and our current Healthy Connections Program Assistant, Isaiah Aladejobi. Below are excerpts of their conversation. Patty: Well, first…tell me your story! Isaiah: I was born and raised in Washington, D.C., down the block [from Martha’s Table] on 12th Place […]

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On January 14, the D.C. site of the Witnesses to Hunger project launched with a photo exhibition featuring the images of seven D.C. residents. Housed at Martha’s Table, Witnesses to Hunger is a project of Drexel University’s Center for Hunger Free Communities that provides struggling caretakers with the skills and tools necessary to advocate for […]

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Commons Learning Project


In collaboration with the Horning Family Fund, Horning Brothers, and Community of Hope, we will be working in the coming months to understand the assets and challenges facing the Hillsdale neighborhood and to gather community feedback to ensure a mix of programs that will spur a healthy start and strengthen health and well-being for all families.

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Give Wisely and Wonderfully


Find out how you can give back this holiday season! ‘Bundles of Joy’ for kids, food and clothing drives, and volunteering. Just pick and click.

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Action Required


Last night Martha’s Table and D.C. Hunger Solutions co-hosted a screening of A Place At The Table, a thought-provoking documentary that reveals the state of hunger in the United States

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Off to College


“Before I came to Martha’s Table I was unorganized. They created a foundation with me so I new where to start and what to do next.”

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School Supplies Needed!


Our students are in their last couple of weeks in the summer programs and we are winding down (and gearing up!) for fall. We are now collecting school supplies for our students and teachers to help them through the school year.

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Martha’s Table Education Program Gets “Schooled” in Sports Finance


SugarTime, Inc. in partnership with Youthful Savings deliver creative curriculum incorporating the professional sports industry to children participating in the Martha’s Table Education Program. The sports-centered activities take place Aug. 6 and 8, with additional events Aug. 7.

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Anacostia Grand Opening


Have you been?

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MTCA End of the Year Showcase


Friday June 21st was the annual End of the Year Showcase for the students of Martha’s Table Collegiate Academy (MTCA).

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