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Washington, D.C.

Turnaround for Children began its work in Washington, D.C. in 2010. Since then, it has expanded its relationship with DCPS to include districtwide initiatives, such as staff trainings and the School Climate Advisory Committee. In 2016, Turnaround established a partnership with KIPP DC to provide training and consulting systemwide.

This year, Turnaround is partnering directly with four DCPS and two KIPP DC schools, serving more than 2,100 students and 230 adults, and providing consultation, training and support for educators in schools across the city.

  • Turnaround trained 22 DCPS principals and more than 250 DCPS social workers and psychologists on how to use a trama-informed len; 85% of principals reported changing their practices as a result
  • Turnaround's D.C. partner schools increased their scores for emotional support, according to third-party classroom observations
  • Turnaround lead a four-day training on foundational science concepts with every student-facing KIPP DC staff member

School Partners

School
Hendley Elementary School
Principal
Sundai Riggins
Grades
pre-K-5
Students
463
Location
Ward 8
School
Houston Elementary School
Principal
Rembert Seaward
Grades
pre-K-5
Students
275
Location
Ward 7
School
KIPP DC AIM Academy
Principal
Aliesha Maye
Grades
5-8
Students
370
Location
Ward 8
School
KIPP DC Quest Academy
Principal
John Petersen
Grades
1-4
Students
380
Location
Ward 7
School
Malcolm X Elementary School
Principal
Zara Berry-Young
Grades
pre-K-5
Students
238
Location
Ward 8
School
Turner Elementary School
Principal
Eric Bethel
Grades
pre-K-5
Students
460
Location
Ward 8

Mental Health Partner

First Home Care
Washington, D.C.
202-737-2554
http://www.firsthomecare.com/

Turnaround’s unique approach addresses the known effects of stress and trauma on children in high-poverty schools, changing their resilience as learners and the knowledge and practice of their teachers and school leaders.

Katherine Bradley, PresidentCityBridge Foundation