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Letter from the Executive Director

Letter from the Executive Director

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Giving Tuesday is Today, November 27!

Giving Tuesday is Today, November 27!

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Supervision Skills Training Benefits DC Legal Professionals

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Partner Profile: Mark Johnson-Lewis

Partner Profile: Mark Johnson-Lewis

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Partner Profile: Christina Lynch

Partner Profile: Christina Lynch

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Letter from the Executive Director

As we celebrate DC Bar Foundation’s 40th year, I’m filled with gratitude for each of you. Together as donors and supporters, grantees, leadership and volunteers, you have continuously expanded equal access to justice for four decades and counting.

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Fall Reception: October 10

Fall Reception: October 10

Please join us as we recognize the work of our grantees and LRAP recipients, as well as, the ongoing support of our loyal donors and volunteers.

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Apply Now: LRAP Application

The DC Bar Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

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Welcome to New Programs Officer Elizabeth Nellums!

Welcome to New Programs Officer Elizabeth Nellums!

Programs Officer Elizabeth Nellums joins the DC Bar Foundation with a passion for improving access to justice for underserved residents of the District.

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Partner Profile: Bibek Basnet

Partner Profile: Bibek Basnet

Each month, we highlight individuals working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents.

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Support for Our Students

A stable, solid education creates opportunity for DC students and sets them on a path toward a more prosperous life. It is why we fund Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE), an organization providing free, on-site legal assistance to parents, guardians, or students at disciplinary hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).

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Letter From the Executive Director

Letter From the Executive Director

This back-to-school season, I am reflecting on the challenges students face in our community — and our potential for creating change together. I recently learned about Shannon, a 15-year-old DC Public Schools (DCPS) student who faced a 45-day suspension. The cause? Failing to throw away a drink bottle when asked by a staff member.

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Partner Profile: Stacey Eunnae

Partner Profile: Stacey Eunnae

Each month, we highlight individuals working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. Meet Stacey Eunnae, Senior Staff Attorney for Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.

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Letter From the Executive Director

Letter From the Executive Director

As I reflect on our recent announcement of new grant awards, I want to share a colleague’s story. Imoni Washington, Director of Programs at the DC Bar Foundation, is a DC native. She grew up in a middle-class family with a Foreign Service Officer dad, stationed for many years in West Africa. There she witnessed deep poverty, and vividly remembers visiting slave castles as a child. She later attended a Quaker high school focused on community service and equality, further shaping her vision.

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