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Sep 20,2013 at 11:10 AM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) - Since moving to a fully-furnished apartment nearly two years ago, Wede Gbadyu has vastly improved her life. The 26-year-old mother remembers her children's happy reaction after leaving a homeless...
Sep 9,2013 at 5:13 PM EST
Middle School is a time of transition for students who face hurdles as they make friends and advance in school. One non-profit organization guides students during this critical time.
Sep 9,2013 at 11:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) - Adam Workineh, 15, looks over a sketched blueprint drawn by a middle school-aged boy. Workineh serves as a mentor and intern. He was once working on the same subject at Higher Achievement, a multi-year enrichment...
Sep 2,2013 at 5:31 PM EST
HERO CENTRAL: Latin American Youth Center offers free job training for youth.
Sep 2,2013 at 11:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) --- The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) helps the city's youth get on a path to a stable profession. The non-profit organization in Columbia Heights launched the LAYC Career Academy last year. The free public charter...
Aug 19,2013 at 11:59 AM EST
Literacy Council helps build confidence for immigrants who are uncomfortable when going to a new community due to language barriers.
Aug 12,2013 at 11:04 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) --- Young women growing up in immigrant families face challenges navigating life in American culture. Community Bridges, a non-profit organization, steps in to instill confidence in multicultural girls in Montgomery...
Aug 12,2013 at 12:00 PM EST
Community Bridges is empowering girls of different cultures.
Aug 5,2013 at 11:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9)---Inside a house sitting on the corner of 14th St. NW, children stare intently at a math game. Others play checkers and marbles. Joyce Madyun couldn't have imagined that a program she started in the basement of her home,...
Aug 5,2013 at 11:55 AM EST
Youth Organizations United to Rise started 24 years ago. It continues to stimulate young minds.
Jul 29,2013 at 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) --- "He's happy. You see he['s] a happy baby. Into everything. Since he started walking, he's just into everything."

DaShawn Brown, 24, laughs as she watches her 1-year-old son, DaMari Dunbar, grab a handful of...
Jul 29,2013 at 12:14 PM EST
A non-profit organization in Northwest Washington is making sure kids get the right to have fun and play.

McLEAN, Va. (WUSA9) --- youngsters are getting the opportunity to tap into their imaginations during art camp at McLean Project for the Arts or MPA. The non-profit center sits within the McLean Community Center.

A group of children...
Jul 22,2013 at 12:13 PM EST
The non-profit organization caters to the creative mind.

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) --- In one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the District, there is an organization helping people meet their basic needs. Surrounded by the Watergate Hotel and The Kennedy Center is Miriam's Kitchen. The non-profit...