Innovate DC

In July 2016, after a pilot phase in the spring of 2016, I launched with my Rotary club a pro bono initiative to support innovative work done by nonprofits in the Greater Washington DC area.  Teams of 3-5 volunteers (including Rotarians and non-Rotarians) are working with nonprofits and other organizations to evaluate, expand, or promote promising programs and interventions. Work is also being done to document obstacles faced by the less fortunate in areas such as education and skills, employment, and health.

Some of this work is leading to publications in the form of briefs or papers, including through a series of briefs on innovations in education in Washington, DC. The available briefs in the series are listed below. A seminar related to this initiative was held at the World Bank in September 2016, for which a video is provided below.

Seminar on education, peace and social change focusing on DC at the World Bank

2016-01 Video for World Bank-Rotary Club of Capitol Hill Seminar

Innovations in Education in DC Briefs Series (with the World Bank)

2016-07 Evaluation of the Georgetown Law Center “Street Law” Course in the District of Columbia

2016-06 Helping Children Learn with Tutoring: Experiences from the District of Columbia

2016-05 The Promotor Pathway: Supporting Disconnected Youth for a Successful Transition to Adulthood

2016-04 Evaluation of the One World Education Program in DC Charter Schools: Improving the Research and Writing Skills of Students

2016-03 Urban Alliance: Preparing Youth for Employment Through Internships and Mentorship

2016-02 Evaluation of the One World Cornerstone in DC Public Schools: Improving the Research and Writing Skills of Students

2016-01 Innovations in Education in the District of Columbia: Introduction to the Series