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Feb 4,2013 at 2:24 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- "One of the things I found about Edu-Futuro to be really amazing is the fact that they actually reach out to the Latino community," said Marisela Lara, 17,  junior at Washington Lee High School. She is the first in her...
Feb 4,2013 at 2:16 PM EST
Edu-Futuro addresses the academic needs of a growing Latino population.
Feb 4,2013 at 5:38 PM EST
Top Banana delivers groceries from their storehouse, so people will be able to enjoy basic necessities.
Jan 29,2013 at 4:22 PM EST

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- "Somebody made a report one time,  I'll be sitting in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. That was four years ago. No way, Jose!"

Katherine Yowell lifts hand weights to keep herself fit,  although she can't...
Jan 30,2013 at 3:29 PM EST
Top Banana delivers groceries from their storehouse, so people will be able to enjoy basic necessities.
Jan 15,2013 at 1:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --- "It meant a lot to me," said Shumeka Moore as she tears up.  

Moore, 22,  gets emotional talking about her relationship with her Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Moore was in foster care for four and a...
Jan 15,2013 at 12:38 PM EST
To maximize the welfare of foster care children,
there are Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA's. Their impact can be life-changing.
Jan 14,2013 at 12:24 PM EST
To maximize the welfare of foster care children, 

there are Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA's. Their impact can be life-changing.
Jan 7,2013 at 6:27 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) --- The empty apartment was "very devastating," according to Yvette Sharps.

She and her family were recovering from a period of homelessness in 2009.  Living in an apartment, Sharps said her husband worked to...
Jan 7,2013 at 6:23 PM EST
A Wider Circle brings the home spirit to those in need of furniture.
Jan 1,2013 at 10:26 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) - "When I came here, it was 2008. Was with three kids at the time and it was very scary, very scary. Never been by myself. My ex was trying to take the kids, it was just one thing after the other."

Four years ago,...
Dec 31,2012 at 1:47 PM EST
NOVACO is dedicated to helping domestic abuse survivors become self-sufficient.
Dec 24,2012 at 1:00 PM EST
St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth and Families provides a transitional home for young mothers.
Dec 17,2012 at 11:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) - Less than half of the District's Ward 8 students will graduate from high school. The majority of the students who drop out will do so before the 10th grade.

Resources for Inner City CHildren (RICH) is fighting...
Apr 8,2013 at 4:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --- Tap! Tap! Tap! With a sponge brush, Eloise Wallace spreads blue paint across her white canvass.

Wallace, 87, participates in the art program inside the Lisner-Louise-Dickson Hurt Home. The home provides the...