For Love of Children

We provide educational services beyond the classroom to help students succeed

Operating as usual


Our students kicked off April in bookish bliss with a reading celebration! Our students and their families joined us on April 1 as we celebrated the end of National Reading Month with an evening of book-themed activities, food, and prizes. Dive into all the highlights and fun in our latest blog post. Visit to read now!

Photos from For Love of Children's post 03/27/2024

March is National Reading Month and our students, staff, and volunteers have been celebrating all month long! Year round, we are committed to fostering a love of books and encouraging our students to read every day, but during National Reading Month, we like to take it up a notch.

We sent our students home with a box of materials so that they could participate in reading challenges. From making costumes inspired by their favorite characters to creating informative posters about topics or themes in a story, our students have been showcasing their talents and growing their love for reading each day.

Photos from For Love of Children's post 03/05/2024

After being a NTP student at FLOC for over 6 years, Ziyah is now a senior and has been accepted into six colleges. This year, our Programs team has been assisting Ziyah in writing essays, helping her narrow down her school choices, and Ziyah has even helped us during programming to earn community service hours.

Recently, Ziyah announced that she will be attending Delaware State University in the fall. Please join us in celebrating her! πŸŽ‰


Last fall, Lana began joining us each week for our ELA program. Recently her mother shared that she's noticed a significant improvement in Lana's behavior towards learning.

"My daughter is now more confident and knowledgeable in using new words."

One week at a time, our tutors and staff are making learning enjoyable and helping students like Lana transform their learning obstacles into triumphs.

Photos from For Love of Children's post 02/26/2024

Our students are discovering something amazing...hard work truly pays off! NTP students Langston, Kharity, and Lana were recently awarded for their stellar attendance since they joined FLOC's tutoring program in the fall.

Through a partnership with Charity Bike Build, these students received new bikes. Join us in celebrating Langston, Kharity, Lana, and all of our NTP students who are working hard to excel in reading and math!


In this new year, we're so excited for what's to come! ✨

Next week, we welcome our students back and we can't wait to embark on another incredible journey of learning and growth together. In the meantime, our dedicated staff and volunteers are working behind the scenes to ensure everything is set up for a seamless and enriching learning experience.

Together, we're going to create a year filled with exciting accomplishments, memorable experiences, and the joy of learning. What are you excited about in this new year?


It's almost New Year's Eve! πŸŽ‰ This is your last weekend to make a difference for DC students in 2023. Will you make one last gift this year?

Your generosity has been the catalyst behind every success story, every breakthrough, and every milestone achieved by our resilient students at FLOC. Our work is far from over. Together, let's continue to make a positive impact on the lives of DC students, fostering dreams and helping them unlock their full potential.

Make your year end gift today by visiting . ✨


At FLOC, we have a long history of supporting youth in Washington, DC. This year alone, we served over 250 students, through our Neighborhood Tutoring Program! None of this would be possible without your support.

As the year comes to a close, we're shining a light on the outcomes of our collective efforts. With help from you...

πŸ’« In just 28 tutoring hours, students can improve a whole grade level
πŸ’« 100% of FLOC students advance to the next grade level
πŸ’« 100% of FLOC students graduate high school
πŸ’« 9 out of 10 FLOC students are the first in their family to go to college

We want to continue helping students reach new heights in the new year. Would you like to help us? Visit


This year, our students' determination has been unmatched. Every day, they've dived into reading and math, positioning themselves for success with guidance from their tutors. Today we're sharing a story of one our hard-working students...

Meet Mekdelawit, a high schooler who conquered math hurdles with her tutor's support for an entire school year. Her determination brought her up to grade level. Now, she's earned a scholarship to Princeton University! πŸŽ“βœ¨

This giving season, you can make it possible for DC students to soar. Have you had a chance to make a year end gift yet?

Your year-end Gift transforms lives and support students like Mekdelawit on their academic journey. Visit to make a gift today! πŸ’™πŸš€


πŸ’« FLOC students and families - there's a student holiday party coming up and we want you there! πŸ’«

Join us for our annual student holiday party on Saturday, December 16th from 12-2pm! You can enjoy an afternoon of music, games, crafts, cupcake decorating and FOOD. The first 20 students to arrive will enter a raffle to win a free BIKE and the top 3 students to complete the scavenger hunt will win a gift card.

We're so grateful to our friends at NFP for their continued annual support of this event. Each year, they help our students get in the holiday spirit by planning and facilitating a fun-filled afternoon that all ages can enjoy.

Will we see you there this year? RSVP at


Yesterday served as a powerful testament to the positive impact we make together! On Giving Tuesday, our community raised over $4,000 in online gifts! πŸŽ‰ We are grateful to each and everyone of you that made this possible.

Because of you, we can provide essential tutoring services and help students succeed from second grade through college and career. Thank you for being a changemaker.


Did you know that 100% of our students graduate on time? That means 100% of our students have the ability to go on to pursue post-secondary education or begin their career.

In order to make this possible, we offer consistent 1-on-1, tutoring sessions to students each week. In addition, our volunteers and staff nurture a learning environment that allows students to fuel their curiosity.

Giving Tuesday is almost over. With a gift today, you'll be providing essential tutoring programs for students in DC. Can we count on you? Visit to give.


At FLOC, we believe that every family who needs and wants enhanced learning opportunities should have guaranteed access. That's why our tutoring program is free, always. A gift to FLOC ensures that students across the city can succeed in the classroom and beyond. 🌎

..Succeed in the classroom and beyond like Amanda's son. Her son joined our tutoring program over seven years ago. Since then, he became the first in his family to go to college.

"He's come a very long way," Amanda reflected. "And then, once he got to high school, FLOC was really impactful in his life with the college prep program and even SAT prep."

Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to affirm your commitment to our mission. Will you join us this Giving Tuesday to help more students succeed and become changemakers in their families? Visit to give.


Giving Tuesday is here! πŸŽ‰ Your generosity today will help ensure students in DC have access to quality education inside and out of the classroom. Here's why you should give:

Reading and math proficiency by the end of third grade are key markers in a child's development and academic success. Together, we can change the story for students.

At FLOC, we recognize and address this problem everyday. Through our intervention tutoring program, we meet students where they are and help them improve their skills so they can be college and career ready. In just 28 tutoring hours with FLOC, students can improve a full grade level in reading or math. πŸ“š

Are you ready to be a changemaker? Donate today at


Just one more day until Giving Tuesday! πŸŽ‰ We are participating in Giving Tuesday tomorrow to help students succeed from second grade to college and career through our free, high quality tutoring programs.

Together, we can be catalysts for change for DC students throughout their educational journey. With your help, we can empower students in our community to thrive.

Here's how you can help today:
⭐ Make an early gift! Visit
⭐ Share this post on your story or feed. Make sure to tag us and say why you support our work.
⭐ Sign up to be a volunteer. Visit


We'd like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to you, friend. Your generosity this year has made a significant impact on our mission, allowing us to provide essential educational support beyond the classroom. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at FLOC! Thank you for being a part of the FLOC family.

See you on November 28 for Giving Tuesday. Let's create positive change for DC students, together. ❀


On November 28, 2023, people all around the world are joining together to build a better world and strengthen their communities. That's right! Giving Tuesday is next week.

This Giving Tuesday, let's be changemakers and support D.C. students in thriving by closing the opportunity gap through access to essential tutoring programs. Can we count on you to help us make radical change for youth in our community?


When we join forces and work together, our impact is amplified, and we can make a huge impact in the lives of DC students. That's why we were so excited to partner with Howard University chapter of Pretty Brown Girl at J.C. Nalle Elementary School's Octoberfest last month! ✨

Learn about the power of community in our latest blog post by visiting


We couldn't let the month go by without acknowledging National Book Month. πŸ“š At FLOC, we love books! Not only do we want to help our students improve their reading skills, we also want to inspire a love of reading. How do we do this?

We have a diverse library of books in our building that suit the interests of all students. Combining science-backed curriculum with engaging reads, we create the perfect balance for students to learn and explore new genres and stories.

Happy National Book Month!


Tomorrow is Make A Difference Day and we're sharing ways that you can make a difference in a student's life by supporting FLOC! ⭐

At FLOC, we are committed to providing educational support and services beyond the classroom to help students succeed from second grade through college and career. Since 1965, we've been fortunate enough to serve more than 10,000 children and youth in DC; however, this work wouldn't be possible without all the supporters, volunteers, and friends that have poured into FLOC over the years.

Would you like to make a difference today? Here's how ⬇️:

1. Become a volunteer - We are still recruiting volunteers! Help us match as many students as we can with dedicated tutors. For just 2 hours a week, you can help a student improve their skills in reading or math.

2. Make a donation - If you support our work, consider making a gift today. Gifts of all sizes make a difference because they directly support the programs we provide for DC students.

3. Introduce FLOC to someone new - If you love our work, share this post with your friends and family. Spreading the word helps us reach a new volunteer, supporter, or student!

Visit to learn more.


A study by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University estimated that by 2027, 70% of U.S. jobs will require some form of postsecondary education or training. While we are starting to see a positive trend in graduation rates in DC (74.9%), under-resourced students are still disproportionately affected.πŸ§‘πŸ½β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸŽ“

FLOC is working to close the gap and give all DC students equal opportunities to succeed in education and life! Learn more about our impact and donate to support DC students by visiting ✨


This month, we opened our doors to welcome back new and returning students to our Neighborhood Tutoring Program! ⭐ It's been an exciting time in our building as FLOC volunteers and students have started to get to know each other, establish learning goals, and develop new skills in reading and math.

As we embark on this new school year, we're so grateful to our volunteers, supporters, and staff that have made another school year possible.


Aiden used to struggle with math before he came to FLOC, but after working with his tutor last year, he’s gotten better at division and multiplying faster!

β€œI’m a fast learner but not with math because math is harder and it is complex…Without FLOC, I don’t think I would’ve been able to succeed or progress the way I should have been.” With his tutor, he quickly learned that math didn't have to be hard - it could actually be a little fun.

You can help students like Aiden by becoming a volunteer. Our volunteer form for 2023-2024 is open! Sign up now at ⭐


Since our founding in 1965, FLOC has served over 10,000 youth in Washington, DC. One thing that has remained true over the years is that our programs work. In our latest blog post, we share five reasons why our Neighborhood Tutoring Program works.

Learn more about our Neighborhood Tutoring Program and how we put together our resources to help FLOC students succeed in the classroom and beyond. Read our latest blog post at


Did you know that in just 28 tutoring hours, our students gain one level equivalency in both reading and math? That's right! Just 28 hours.

Students in our tutoring program benefit from one-on-one tutoring throughout the school year from our dedicated volunteers. With a 2 hour commitment each week, volunteers help students succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Do you want to be a part of this impactful work? Sign up to be a volunteer by visiting


September is here! β˜€ Happy Labor Day to workers of every field. FLOC is closed today in observance of this day. Our office will open again on Tuesday, Sept 5. Have a safe and relaxing holiday!


Last school year, Ann-Marie joined FLOC as a volunteer for the first time! When she started out she was super excited but also a little nervous; however, after working with students for a few weeks, she realized she had what it takes.

One year in, she has some advice for new volunteers: "Just don't be nervous about your education level or your skills. The kids are happy you're there and that you spend time with them. That's the most important part."

Are you interested in volunteering? You can sign up now at


Time to pack your backpack and sharpen those pencils! It's the first day of school for our students and families. We're wishing all of our students an engaging and fantastic school year. πŸ“šπŸŽ’

We look forward to welcoming you back to FLOC very soon.


Do you want to make a difference in a student's life? Have you been looking for a way to give back to your community? For just two hours a week, you can volunteer with FLOC and help a DC student improve their reading and math skills! πŸ“šπŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ«

Our 2023-24 volunteer application is now open! Comment VOLUNTEER below and we'll send you the direct link to apply today.

Photos from For Love of Children's post 08/24/2023

Summer camp at FLOC ended with a bang! On the last day of camp, students, counselors, and staff spent the day outdoors for field day. During field day, students had relay races, sack races, and even tried to balance eggs on a spoon!

After a summer of making new friends and exploring the city, we’re so happy we were able to plan this special day for our students. πŸŽ‰πŸ˜†

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