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Do the Write Thing of DC
Promote the long-term development and success of children and youth across multiple developmental domains, including social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
Advocating for Children and Youth Development
Welcome to Do The Write Thing! Do The Write Thing Foundation of DC (EIN 27-2171541) is incorporated as a nonprofit in the District and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization by the IRS (effective April 5, 2010). The mission of Do The Write Thing (DTWT) is to use a whole-child approach to promote the long-term development and success of children and youth across multiple developmental domains, including social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
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Do The Write Thing is a vetted out-of-school time (OST) provider for the D.C. Public Schools and is listed in the 2022-2025 Catalogue For Philanthropy (online) as one of the best nonprofits in the region.
In January 2018, DC At-Large Council Member Anita Bonds awarded a Community Cornerstone Award to DTWT's Executive Director for work with youth in Wards 7 and 8.
DTWT was featured in an August 14, 2020 (AFRO Newspaper) article on its Virtual Town Hall on the intersecting dynamics of COVID-19, the death of George Floyd, and racism. Mayor Muriel Bowser was the featured guest and Former First Lady Cora Master’s-Barry was one of the panelists.
DTWT youth has published twelve books of poetry and were invited to sign copies of their book in 2019 (for the ninth consecutive year) at the Authors Pavilion during the prestigious Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference at the D.C. Convention Center. The 12 books are available for sale at Amazon.com: Black Flames (2011); Paper Outlets (2011); Our Planets, Ourselves (2012); Poetry in Motion: The Birth of Success l (2013); Poetry in Motion: The Birth of Success ll (2013) Poetic Anthologies (2014); Written Soul (2015); Random Words: One Message (2016); and Stop The Violence Poems (2018). I’m The Only One Awake (2019); If These Streets Could Talk (2020); Dear Black People (2020) Through Colored Eyes (2020).
DTWT and DOES/SYEP
Do The Write Thing of DC has served as a Host Agency for the Summer Youth Employment Program since 2011. Programs have been held at sites such as Woodson SHS (2012-2015), Malcolm X Educational Center (2016-2017), Kramer Middle School (2017), and the DCHA Family Engagement Center (2019). A virtual program was offered in 2020. Approximately 50-150 students have been served each summer. Program offerings have included work readiness, production of workplace do's and don'ts videos, poetry writing, songwriting, music production, music video production, production of PSAs, and event planning. These summer programs have culminated in the publication of books of poetry, open mics, and musical performances. In 2020, the youth produced a Virtual Town Hall on the intersecting dynamics between COVID-19, the death of George Floyd, and racism. Mayor Muriel Bowser was a featured guest.