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Back to School in our Nation’s Capital

Back to School. A time of excitement, anxiety and… failure?

Statistics predict that only 20 percent of D.C. Public School (DCPS) graduates starting college this fall will finish on time. Most will not graduate at all.

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Hey, Isn’t That…

Alice Waters scooping up some farm-fresh eggs and scallions into a hand-woven basket at the Dupont Circle farmers’ market Sunday. The California legend of the local-and-organic movement (long black puffy coat, scarf, hat) was recognized instantly as she moved from stall to stall and declined offers of comped veggies.

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Waters and Nathan to Host Fundraising Dinners

What began as a chance to push a local/seasonal agenda on an incoming administration has transformed into an annual fundraiser for the hungry. For the third year in a row, chef/activist Alice Waters and cookbook author Joan Nathan are organizing a host of intimate, at-home dinners to raise money for local charities. Jose Andres, who’s busy building an empire, has assumed honorary host duties this year.

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Volunteer: Participate With Your Children

One of the most important—and challenging—tasks you face as a parent is to instill values in your child. Volunteering with your child is a great way to do that. But to be successful, you’ll want to pick service projects where your kids can make a difference and understand the issues at stake.

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Helping Out, From the Streets to City Hall

Richard and Linda Stover had more time on their hands after they stopped working. So they started working again — this time to help their community.

Through Ministries United South Central Louisville, which assists the needy with everything from utility bills to meals, the Stovers help collect and distribute food and clothing. “We’re more involved now because I have more time,” says Linda Stover, 65, a former retail sales associate. “My husband and I do a lot of volunteer work.”

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The Obama Family Volunteers at Martha’s Table

Today, the First Family continued their annual tradition of service on the day before Thanksgiving at Martha’s Table, a community based non-profit organization in Northwest DC. The Obama Family handed out turkeys, pumpkin pies, stuffing and other groceries to families of the Martha’s Table community.

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