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Washington, D.C.

Turnaround for Children began its work in Washington, D.C. in 2010, launching  partnerships with three schools. Since that time, we have worked with both district and charter schools, and collaborated with D.C. Public Schools to help more classrooms and schools become trauma-informed. During the 2016-17 school year, we are partnering with four schools in the District, serving nearly 1,500 students and over 200 teachers and staff.

  • From Spring 2015 to Spring 2016 Turnaround partner schools increased their scores on the school district’s “Phase 1 climate walk-through” measure by an average of 32 points
  • By Spring 2016 suspensions had decreased by over 70% at Houston Elementary
  • From Spring 2015 to Spring 2016 school staff’s positive views of leadership increased from 0% to 69% at Houston Elementary, a first-year partner school

School Partners

School
Hendley Elementary School
Principal
Sundai Riggins
Grades
pre-K-5
Students
503
Location
Ward 8
School
Houston Elementary School
Principal
Rembert Seaward
Grades
pre-K-5
Students
279
Location
Ward 7
School
Malcolm X Elementary School
Principal
Zara Berry-Young
Grades
pre-K-5
Students
244
Location
Ward 8
School
Walker-Jones Education Campus
Principal
Clinton Turner
Grades
pre-K-8
Students
465
Location
Ward 6

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