“Freddie Mac Foundation Commits $1.1 Million More to Provide Services at D.C.’S JC Nalle Community School” (Wire, 8/22) – A decade ago, the Foundation [a WG member] committed to helping transform the southeast D.C. elementary into a full- service community school, offering a full-range of integrated services.” This latest grant “will continue and enhance the community school programming, which includes extended day, summer enrichment, Saturday school, mental and health services, and a parent university.”
> Ralph F. Boyd, Jr., chairman, Freddie Mac Foundation. “The community school model works — ensuring that children benefit from collaboration between the school system, nonprofits, and private enterprise.”
> Chancellor Michelle Rhee, D.C. Public Schools: “I look forward to working closely with the Freddie Mac Foundation and NCCF to ensure that this model helps more children reach their full potential.”
[Md.] Pr. George’s County’s John Deasy proposes expanding schools to K-8 “in hopes of stopping a decline in test scores that often begins in early adolescence.” (WaPo, 8/23)
[D.C.] $120M in repairs needed for school buildings with a “backlog of work orders and code violations.” (WaPo, 8/23)
[D.C.] “The owner of Greater Southeast Community Hospital agreed in principle last night to sell the troubled facility.” Plan would quadruple the number of beds and create a “medical mall of care.” (WaPo, 8/23)
A new report from D.C. Appleseed concludes that D.C. would collect more money for families if they looked for ways to help fathers that miss child support payments. (WaPo, 8/23). DC Appleseed receives funding from several Washington Grantmakers members.